Ram recalls nearly 500,000 pickups due to faulty water pump

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Updated Sep 21, 2017
2017 Ram 2500 Crew Cab with 4×4 Off-road package

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling an estimated 443,712 pickups over concerns of a water pump that may overheat and cause a fire.

Affected models are 2013-2017 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups and 3500, 4500 and 5500 chassis cabs. The recall is limited to trucks equipped with 6.7-liter engines. Affected customers will be advised when service becomes available.

“Customer feedback prompted an FCA US investigation that discovered certain trucks are equipped with a water-pump bearing that, after exposure to certain conditions, may overheat and potentially cause an engine-compartment fire,” FCA stated in a press release.

FCA reports that it’s unaware of any related injuries or accidents. The automaker said that it no longer equips its vehicles with the water pump.

Compromised water-pump function may activate a warning light in an affected vehicle’s instrument cluster. Customers are urged to consult their dealers whenever they observe warning lights.

Those who have questions or concerns may call the FCA US Recall Information Center at (800)-853-1403. More of these vehicles will be recalled in Canada (est. 46,220) and some markets outside the NAFTA region (est. 4,485).