Recall Notice: Dodge Recalls 186,000 Ram Heavy Duty Models With Cummins Turbo Diesel

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Recall Notice: Dodge Recalls 186,000 Ram Heavy Duty Models With Cummins Turbo Diesel

Chrysler has announced that it is recalling a total of 186,099 Heavy-Duty Dodge Ram trucks. All of the vehicles in question are 2007-09 models and all are powered by the 6.7-liter Cummins turbo diesel. The recall is actually related to the engine itself – specifically revolving around tuning and emissions. A trouble code in the EMS system can trigger a check engine light, which can cause the fuel mixture to be enriched, resulting in black soot from the exhaust system and potential damage to the turbocharger and Exhaust Gas Recirculation valve.

To fix the problem, Chrysler will re-flash the engine computer, though customers who own one of the trucks in California, will have to submit proof of the repairs to the Department of Motor Vehicles before they can renew their registrations – a result of the Golden State’s strict emissions laws. Owners with questions or concerns are encouraged to contact Chrysler at 800-853-1403.

[Source: Pickuptrucks.com]

  • Jim McConnell

    I Have a 09 Dodge PU and had this recall and took my truck in to the dealer. After they did whatever my trucks milage has gone down greatly. I was getting 17 -19 mpg now I am only getting around 13- 15 mpg I just took a 1200 mile trip and my average mileage was only 14.1 mpg. I have an appointment to have the truck checked out. Very dissapointed with this truck

  • Colum Wood

    That’s certainly troubling. Perhaps the new ECU program reduces fuel economy. Keep us updated on what happens. Perhaps other owners are having the same issue.

  • Timothy Thompson

    I wish I had my 1999 back before all the new desiel emmissions updates. I’ve been seeing milage reductions starting with 2003, 2006, 2009 and now I have a 2011 and am lucky to get 16 miles per gallon.