Stellantis To Recall Over 19,000 Units Of 2021 Ram HD Pickups To Fix Potential Fire Hazard

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K. Jetly 

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May 17, 2021  at 4:39 AM

The affected trucks include the Ram 2500, 3500, 4500 and 5500 fitted with the 6.7-liter turbodiesel inline-six engine. According to Stellantis, the potential cause of the fires could be a bad relay that can be found in the Solid State Intake Heater Grid.

It seems like this is the season of Chip shortages and recalls with car manufacturers facing troubles because of one of these two reasons. This time around, it is the turn of Stellantis subsidiary Ram to have its vehicles recalled. The Ram 1500 had been in trouble due to chip shortages. And now, the vehicles for whom a ‘recall’ has been issued are the 2021 Ram Heavy Duty pickup trucks.

According to the company, these vehicles will need to go back to the dealers to get a fire risk problem in the engine compartment sorted out. According to the NHTSA Stellantis will have to recall a total of 19,214 units of these trucks. 

The affected list of trucks include the following lineup of heavy-duty trucks from Ram:

The faulty vehicles that could be affected aren’t powered by Gasoline. Instead, the vehicles under the radar are the ones that come installed with the 6.7 L turbodiesel inline-six engine. The fire is caused due to a faulty relay on the Solid State Intake Heater Grid. The parent company Stellantis says it is aware of the fires caused due to this. But there are no reported injuries or issues as of now because of the fire. 

Stellantis would be informing the recall to the customers pretty soon by informing them through a designated mail process. The recall will be starting from the 30th of April and for now, the vehicles will be called to dealers, not sure what part they’d be swapping.

The company is taking this issue quite seriously and expects to sort the same out as soon as possible and help out the customers who are in need of assistance.