Ram Asking 130,000 Truck Owners To Park Outside During Recall
Ram is asking heavy duty owners with 6.7-liter Cummins turbodiesel to park outside while it investigates an issue with 2021 models experiencing engine bay fires.
There is a recall for is certain 2021-2022 Ram 3500, 2500 pickup trucks, and Ram 3500, 4500, and 5500 cab chassis vehicles equipped with Cummins 6.7L Turbo Diesel engines. An electrical short in the relay may cause a vehicle fire, whether the ignition is on or off.
Earlier this year, the automaker recalled about 20,000 vehicles until it realized many more vehicles were affected. There are now 131,177 trucks from the 2021 and 2022 model years included in the recall.
According to the statement by the NHTSA, owners are advised to park their vehicles outside and away from structures or other vehicles until the remedy has been performed. The remedy is currently under development. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed December 3, 2021. Owners may contact FCA US, LLC customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US, LLC’s number for this recall is Y76.
At the time of this article, Ram is aware of 10 engine bay fires, but no related accidents nor injuries.