Recall of Ram Sturdy Trucks due to Electrical Defect Leading to Engine Ignition

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There’s a recall affecting over 300,000 heavy-duty pickup trucks due to an electrical malfunction that might result in a fire underneath the hood. These trucks are featured with a 6.7-liter diesel motor and consist of the 2021-2023 Ram 2500, 3500, 4500, and 5500 editions. Ram has reported to federal safety agencies that no accidents or injuries have been connected to this problem, though there have been six customer service records, three warranty claims, and six field reports associated with this defect.

The ignition fires are triggered by an electrical defect in the solid-state intake heater grid relay that may occur when the engine is operational or not. Ram has mentioned that there’s no immediate solution to this issue and indicated that the trucks were manufactured between August 3, 2020, and February 1, 2023. It’s uncertain if all trucks equipped with the diesel engine produced during that timeframe are affected by this problem.

Ram has stated that it will commence informing owners to bring in their trucks for rectification by the conclusion of March. This issue mirrors a 2021 recall involving the same trucks featuring the identical engine. In October 2021, Ram suggested owners to park their trucks outdoors until the issue was resolved.

During that recall, dealers were instructed to inspect the engine’s operational hours and return those exceeding 600 hours back to the owners. For trucks with less than 600 engine hours, a temperature check of the relay was mandated to ascertain whether the relay needed replacement or reconditioning with extra insulation. We’ve contacted Ram for further details regarding the recalls but have not received a response thus far.

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