Stellantis recalled 280,000 Ram heavy-duty (HD) diesel trucks due to fire hazards. The company advises owners to pack their vehicles outside and away from structures while they await the recall repair. These precautions will protect owners and their property from an engine fire.
If you plan to purchase this vehicle, you may want to learn about it and the reasons for the recall. Here’s more information about Ram HD trucks features and the recall alert.
Ram HD Truck Features
The Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 are HD trucks withdrawn from the market by the manufacturer. Both models have a 39-inch-wide grille and a chiseled nose. The wheels also come in different designs and have 20-inch polished aluminum rims.
Ram HD trucks have a running board that automatically deploys once the door is opened. These allow you to get in and out of the vehicle quickly. The trucks also have steps for effortless loading or unloading of luggage. Another notable exterior feature is a strut connecting the rear bed pillar to the tailgate. This serves as a damper and makes it easier to open and close the trunk.
Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 trucks have a remote-controlled power-opening tailgate. With this feature, you can open the tailgate without getting out of your vehicle. Ram HD trucks have high-tech cab features. For example, they come with a digital rearview mirror with a liquid crystal display (LCD) monitor. In addition, the trucks feature Off-Road Pages with full color 3D graphics.
Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 have a 12-inch infotainment system with navigation. This feature allows full customization and has up to five user profiles. In addition, it supports two-phone connectivity to enhance passenger convenience.
Other interior features of Ram HD trucks include:
- Noise cancellation systems
- Filigree stitching on the seats
- Multiple seating configurations
- leather seats
- Details in natural wood and aluminum
The Ram 2500 has a 6.7-liter turbodiesel I6 engine and a towing capacity of up to 20,000 pounds. Payload capacity is 3,160 pounds, with 370 hp. The Ram 3500 features a 6.7-liter turbodiesel I6 engine. Its towing capacity is 37,090 pounds and it has 420 hp. The vehicle also has a payload capacity of 6,570 pounds.
More Information About the Ram HD Pickup Recall Alert
According to unit, excessive pressure can build up in the engines of Ram HD trucks. This problem causes heat to build up, creating a high risk of transmission fluid leaks. These problems could cause an engine fire.
Stellantis recorded 16 vehicle fires between March and October 2022. One person also suffered minor injuries in that incident. The company is working to solve the heating problem. HD truck owners can use their vehicles while observing safety precautions prior to repairs.
Stellantis notes that a warning light may come on before a transmission fluid leak occurs. Therefore, Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 users should contact dealers if they notice such a problem. This way, technicians can examine the vehicle and advise accordingly. In addition, HD truck owners can avoid losses from fire.
The Ram HD Pickup recall alert affects vehicles using the 68RFE transmission and 6.7L Cummins engine. However, it does not affect trucks that come with the Aisin ASC69RC transmission.
How to know if you are eligible for Ram retirement
To determine if the ram HD truck recall affects you, confirm your vehicle identification number (VIN). This is a 17-character alphanumeric identifier found on the driver’s side dash, below the windshield. You can also find your VIN on the driver’s side door tag or on the vehicle’s registration and insurance papers.