Recall: Ram Trucks Recalled for Fire Risk

September 20, 2017
Fiat Chrysler is recalling 494,000 Ram trucks

Fiat Chrysler announced Tuesday it is recalling 494,000 Ram heavy-duty pickups and medium-duty trucks to inspect and replace, if necessary, their water pumps.

The models involved are Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups, and Ram 3500, 4500, and 5500 chassis cabs from the 2013 to 2017 model years. All 494,417 of the vehicles involved have 6.7-liter engines.

Fiat Chrysler said the affected models have a water pump bearing that can overheat and cause a fire under the hood.

An FCA spokesman told Car and Driver that the automaker that depending on which of two water-pump variants is installed in the vehicle, some vehicles will require service and some will not. There have been no reports of accidents or injuries to date.

The recall affects about 443,712 trucks in the United States, 46,220 in Canada and 4,485 outside North America.

FCA will notify customers directly to advise when servicing will be available. Owners with questions can call the FCA U.S. Recall Information Center at (800) 853-1403.

The Mopar website also has a search section for owners to check their vehicle's VIN number to see if it is included in the recall: