Stellantis recalled an estimate of 306,165 2021-23 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks to solve problems with input heating grid relays that have potentially causing six fires in the USA.
The Ram 2500 and 3500 are imported into Australia by Ateco Australia and remanufactured to right hand drive by Walkinshaw in Clayton, Victoria.
We have contacted local dealerships to see if any local vehicles are likely to be recalled for the same issue; an estimated 12,590 vehicles are experiencing this issue in markets outside of the united states and canada.
“An FCA US investigation found that the input heater grid relay on certain vehicles may be showing overheating. In rare circumstances, this condition may present a risk of fire,” the American recall notice said.
“The company is not aware of any related injuries or accidents. There were reports of six potentially related fires – five occurred while the vehicle’s engine was still running; the remaining incidents are reported after the ignition is turned off.
“Affected are certain model year Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups, and 2021-2023 model year 3500/4500/5500 cab chassis trucks.
“The recall population is limited to vehicles equipped with a 6.7 liter Cummins diesel engine and a previous generation heater grid relay, which was the focus of two previous but smaller campaigns,” the recall notice said.
“Although the risk is minimal, the Company advises the guardians of this model, not to park their vehicles indoors.”
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