Ram heavy trucks recalled due to diesel engine stalling
- Stellantis will remember 222,410 Ram Heavy Duty and Chassis Cab trucks from the 2019 and 2020 model years to replace a faulty high pressure fuel pump.
- The recall seeks to address an issue revealed earlier in which certain trucks equipped with the Cummins diesel engine have stalled and are subsequently unable to restart.
- Truck owners will start receiving recall notices after Jan. 1, Stellantis said.
Stellantis, parent company of Ram, announced it will recall approximately 222,410 American Ram HD and Chassis Cab trucks from 2019 to 2020. The recall is to replace the fuel pumps on the trucks with the Cummins 6.7-liter diesel engine.
In October, it was revealed that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) was investigating reports that some trucks would stall and be unable to restart. It was believed to be related to a faulty high pressure fuel pump.
A statement from Stellantis said the company reviewed warranty data and “found that components are subject to accidental wear that can contaminate their mechanisms with metal shavings. If this happens, it can cause vehicles to stall or stall. prevent them from starting “. Stellantis stressed that she was “unaware” of any accidents or injuries as a result of the problem and that she had launched her own internal investigation before NHTSA.
The NHTSA document states that the stall allegedly occurred when the trucks were moving above 25 mph and “resulted in the vehicle coming to a permanent stop.” The Stellantis recall report says that a malfunction indicator light may come on to indicate that the problem is occurring, or that there may be “a fuel leak, abnormal engine noise, or a change in the quality of the engine. the driving”. The vehicles affected by the recall are Ram 2500, 3500, 4500 and 5500 trucks built between October 11, 2018 and November 13, 2020.
Truck owners looking for more details can call Stellantis at 800-853-1403 or visit NHTSA reminder site.
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