Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles has announced a voluntary recall impacting 494,000 Ram medium and heavy-duty pickup trucks. The recall is associated with the water pump, which could cause a fire under certain conditions.
Specifically, FCA says the recall impacts 2013-2017 Ram Heavy Duty models equipped with the company’s 6.7-liter turbo-diesel engine. In addition to Ram 2500 and 3500 models, the company’s 3500, 4500 and 5500 chassis cabs are also being recalled. The vast majority of the impacted units are in the U.S.
FCA says customer feedback led to an investigation that uncovered that certain conditions can cause the water pump to overheat. Once it has overheated, it may cause a fire. The company is not aware of any injuries associated with the issue, but has had reports of small fires occurring.
Owners of impacted units will be notified when repairs are available. Dealerships will inspect the water pump and replace it, if needed.
FCA also notes that it no longer uses the water pump in question.