Approximately 84,200 model-year 2019-20 Ram 2500 and 3500 heavy-duty pickup trucks equipped with six-speed automatic transmissions are being recalled because a build-up of pressure and heat inside the transmission may result in a transmission fluid leak from the dipstick tube. The leaking fluid could contact the turbocharger or another ignition source within the engine compartment, increasing the risk of a fire.
Ram manufacturer Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will begin notifying owners on March 14. Owners can call the automaker at 800-853-1403 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4235 to learn more.
To fix the problem, dealers will replace the transmission valve body separator plate and reprogram the powertrain control module.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.