Ram is recalling 107,979 of its 2014-2019 Ram 1500 and 1500 Classic pickup trucks with diesel engines because a part could crack, raising the risk of fire, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This only affects trucks with a 3.0-liter Eco Diesel engine, NHTSA says.
What’s the problem?: The Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) cooler may crack and allow pre-heated vaporized coolant to enter the EGR system. This mixture may combust inside the intake manifold. That could lead to a fire, NHTSA says.
Vehicles involved: The recall covers 107,979 of the 2014-2019 Ram 1500 and 1500 Classic pickup trucks with a 3.0-liter Eco Diesel engine.
What’s the fix?: There is no remedy for this problem yet, NHTSA says.
What owners should do: You can find out whether the recall affects your vehicle by using Carfax’s recall check tool. The recall is expected to begin Dec. 13, 2019.
If your vehicle is affected, you should check with your local dealer to see if they have received instructions on how to perform the repair and if they have the necessary parts. You can use this page to find a local repair shop through Carfax.
If you want to talk to Ram directly, you can contact them at (800) 853-1403.
Ram campaign number: VB1
NHTSA campaign number: 19V757
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