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Fiat Chrysler recalling nearly 500,000 Ram pickup trucks for fire risk

Fiat Chrysler is recalling 494,000 Ram pickup trucks due to a possible fire risk.
The medium and heavy-duty Ram trucks have a water pump that could overheat.
Fiat Chrysler said it is not aware of any injuries related to the issue.


09/19/2017

Fiat Chrysler said Tuesday it is recalling 494,000 Ram pickup trucks, model years 2013-2017, saying they pose a fire risk.

The medium and heavy-duty Ram trucks, models "2500" and "3500," have a water pump that could overheat and potentially start a fire.

Fiat Chrysler said it is not aware of any injuries related to the issue, but has reports of a small number of fire-related incidents. The company will inspect and potentially replace the water pump.

Shares of Fiat Chrysler were up over 1 percent in midday trading Tuesday, according to FactSet.


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September 12, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V562000
Water Pump Leak may cause Fire


The leaking water pump can increase the risk of an engine compartment fire.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V562000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

Components ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Potential Number of Units Affected 443,712

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2013-2017 RAM 2500, 3500, 3500 Cab Chassis, 4500 Cab Chassis, and 5500 Cab Chassis vehicles, equipped with Cummins 6.7L Turbo Diesel engines that have Concentric-brand water pumps without a vent hole. These water pumps may leak coolant.

Remedy

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the water pumps, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 1, 2017. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is T51.
 
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