Ram is recalling more than 131,000 heavy-duty pickup trucks and chassis cabs due to a potential fire risk. Affected trucks include certain model-year 2021-22 2500 and 3500 HD pickups, and 3500, 4500, and 5500 chassis cabs, all equipped with the Cummins 6.7-liter turbo-diesel engine. An electrical short in the intake heater grid relay may cause a fire, even if the vehicle is turned off, increasing the risk of a crash or injury.
Ram began notifying owners on Dec. 3. Owners can call the automaker at 800-853-1403 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
Until a fix can be performed, these trucks should not be parked inside garages, near structures, or close to other vehicles.
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.