Ram Heavy Duty Pickups Recalled for Engine Fire Risk

Ram Heavy Duty Pickups Recalled for Engine Fire Risk

Older Ram Heavy Duty pickup trucks are being recalled to address a possible fire risk.

About 86,000 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks, as well as 3500, 4500 and 5500 chassis cabs are affected by the recall, from model years 2007 through 2013. In addition, 2011-2014 Dodge Charger Pursuit sedans are also involved in the recall, where the vehicles have alternators that may be subject to premature diode wear, increasing the potential of engine stalls or engine fires. The American automaker is aware of one minor injury related to the issue, but no crashes.

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Of the affected units, 74,833 are in the U.S., about 10,100 in Canada and 1,100 in Mexico. About 100 units are outside of North America. To resolve the issue, dealerships will replace the faulty alternators.

The problem was first detected by an FCA investigation of fleet-vehicle performance.

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  • smartacus

    speaking of Ram; i don’t understand why
    Ram is not outselling the Ford F-Series,
    Ram is not under-inventoried on dealer lots compared to F-Series
    Ram now has this recall for prior year pickups

    …yet FORD F-Series plant is the one being furloughed?

    Ford CEO Mark Finkelman Fields is truly displaying weak and timid leadership.

  • Norman Slye

    So, how do I find out if this recall involves my truck.

  • Tom Arrell

    When are the dealers going to be told about it. My dealer has knows nothing about it.