Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced the recall of 494,000 medium and heavy-duty Ram pickup trucks to inspect and replace, if needed, their water pumps.
The recall is for 2013-2017 model year Ram 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks with 6.7-liter diesel engines. 443,000 of those vehicles are in the United States.
The company says that customer feedback prompted an 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. The company statement goes on to say that FCA US is unaware of any related injuries or accidents.
Impacted water pumps may activate a warning light in an affected vehicle’s instrument cluster. Customers are urged to consult their dealers whenever they observe warning lights. Affected customers will be advised when service becomes available.
Those who have questions or concerns may call the FCA US Recall Information Center at (800)-853-1403.