A Ram truck fire recall includes more than 141,000 trucks as a result of multiple engine bay fires and Chrysler warns owners to park outside and away from things that could burn.
We remember the 2021-2022 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups and the 2021-2022 Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cab trucks equipped with Cummins 6.7L Turbo Diesel engines.
Fiat Chrysler (FCA) says that an electrical short in the solid-state intake heater grill relay can cause a truck fire with the ignition on or off.
FCA opened an investigation into truck fires in February after finding an increasing trend of fires in the engine compartment in 2021 Ram 2500, 3500, 4500 and 5500 diesel trucks.
In March, Chrysler recalled Approximately 20,000 Ram 2500, 3500, 3500 Cab Chassis, 4500 Cab Chassis and Ram 5500 Cab Chassis 2021 truck models equipped with 6.7 liter Cummins engines. It turned out that the trucks had unprotected solid-state intake heater grille relays.
But in May Chrysler learned of a Ram truck fire in a vehicle with a protected relay. Then, from May to September 2021, FCA became aware of seven more Ram truck fires in diesel trucks with solid-state intake heater grid relays protected.
There has been a warranty claim but no reports of accidents or injuries.
Approximately 131,177 Ram trucks are recalled in the United States, 6,769 in Canada and 3,097 outside North America.
Chrysler is trying to come up with a repair for the Ram truck’s fire hazard, but the recall notices are expected to be sent out on December 3, 2021.
Owners of troubled ram trucks should call 800-853-1403 and inquire about the Y76 ram truck fire recall number.