FCA Issues Water Pump Recall for Cummins-Powered Ram Heavy Duty Trucks
2013–2017 Rams, Including Medium Duty, Subject Under Recall
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will recall just less than 444,000 Ram Heavy Duty pickups and medium-duty trucks to address a concern relating to the Cummins-powered vehicles’ water pump. Responding to customer feedback, the company realized that a bearing in the pump could potentially overheat if exposed to certain conditions, increasing the risk of an underhood fire. Customers’ vehicles will be inspected and, if necessary, repaired at no cost.
The recall is limited to vehicles equipped with the legendary 6.7L Cummins I-6 diesel and excludes gas-powered trucks. It applies to the 2013–2017 Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty, as well as the 3500, 4500, and 5500 chassis cab. FCA is not aware of any injuries or accidents related to the recall, and that particular water pump is no longer used in new Ram trucks.
According to the company, the compromised water pump might illuminate a warning light in the instrument cluster. FCA encouraged customers to consult with their dealers in that instance. Owners of affected trucks will be notified when their vehicles can be repaired. In addition to the 443,712 U.S.-market trucks, FCA will also recall 46,220 vehicles in Canada and 4,485 Rams from markets outside North America.
Source: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles