FCA recalls more than half a million trucks for potential risk of fire
FCA US LLC announced it is voluntarily recalling an estimated 443,712 heavy-duty pickups and medium-duty trucks in the U.S. market to inspect and replace, if necessary, their water pumps. Affected are model-year 2013-17 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups; and 3500, 4500 and 5500 chassis cabs.
An additional estimated 46,220 vehicles will be recalled in Canada and some 4,485 will be recalled in markets outside the NAFTA region.
Customer feedback prompted an FCA US investigation that discovered certain trucks are equipped with a water-pump bearing that, after exposure to certain conditions, may overheat and potentially cause an engine-compartment fire.
FCA US is unaware of any related injuries or accidents. The company no longer equips its vehicles with the subject water pump.
Compromised water-pump function may activate a warning light in an affected vehicle’s instrument cluster. Customers are urged to consult their dealers whenever they observe warning lights.
The recall is limited to trucks equipped with 6.7-liter engines. Affected customers will be advised when service becomes available.