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FCA Recalling Half-Million Trucks for Fire Issue

No injuries or fatalities tied to problem, FCA says.

by on Sep.20, 2017

Chrysler is recalling more than 494,000 Ram medium- and heavy-duty trucks with 6.7-liter V8 engines in them.

Fiat Chrysler is recalling nearly 500,000 medium- and heavy-duty Ram trucks due a water pump issue that could potentially lead to a fire.

The problem affects 2013–2017 model year Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups as well as 3500, 4500 and 5500 chassis cabs. The action covers only trucks with 6.7-liter engines, according to FCA. The problem hasn’t led to any injuries or fatalities, the company noted.

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According to reports, the automaker is “aware of a small number of incidents,” that met the “regulatory definition of fire, which includes everything from a burning odor to open flame.” Some of those fires caused damage to the vehicles in the area around the water pump. (more…)

Chrysler Recalling “Recommended” Ram Pickup

Maker points to stability control problems.

by on Jul.16, 2013

The Ram 1500 4x4 faces recall.

Chrysler Group is recalling more than 45,000 Ram 1500 pickup trucks due to a problem with their electronic stability control system.

It’s an ironic turn of events as the full-size Ram pickup was today given a “Recommended” rating and named the top truck by Consumer Reports magazine – a coveted endorsement, especially for a carmaker that has been having its problems with safety related recalls lately and one that has been struggling to reverse a long-standing reputation for quality and reliability issues.

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According to Chrysler, the recall is the result of a software glitch that could cause the vehicles’ electronic stability control system to fail when the pickups are started up. The technology is used to monitor how a vehicle is behaving on the road and can prevent a skid or rollover.  As a result, a disabled stability control system could cause a crash following an aggressive maneuver or due bad weather and road conditions.

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