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The Ram HD 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel is being recalled to prevent a fire in the engine compartment.

Fiat Chrysler launched an investigation into the Ram 2500, 3500, 4500, and 5500 models for the 2021 model year on February 17th, citing "a detected trend of engine compartment fires."

The company discovered that all of the affected vehicles had a solid-state intake heater grid relay installed, which was the source of the fires. A safety recall was issued in March, but it wasn't until May that FCA learned of a fire in a truck equipped with a protected relay.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and the SSIHGR supplier, Eberspaecher Controls of Germany, continued to investigate the root cause. In September, the automaker learned of seven more fires in vehicles equipped with a protected relay. Fortunately for everyone involved, Ram is aware of no potential accidents or injuries related to this problem.

FCA will conduct a callback on December 3rd, despite the fact that a fix is being developed because the root cause is unknown.

That's also when authorized retailers will be notified of the remedy procedure, according to documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Customers with heavy-duty trucks are advised to "not park these vehicles inside of buildings, structures, or near other vehicles" in the meantime.

A total of 131,177 Ram HDs with the 6.7-liter Cummins turbo diesel straight-six engine have been recalled for 2021 and 2022. The Ram 2500 accounts for 67,597 of these vehicles. The remaining population consists of 39,324 3500 workhorse units, 7,317 3500 cab chassis units, and 16,939 4500 and 5500 cab chassis units.

The suspect period began on August 3rd, 2020, when production of the SSIHGR-equipped 2500 began, according to Fiat Chrysler's truck-making division. On Friday, October 8th, the suspect period came to an end.

The Ram HD lineup is priced between $36,350 and $37,815 excluding taxes, with the high-output Cummins turbo diesel producing 420 horsepower and a mind-boggling 1,075 pound-feet (1,458 Nm) of torque. In comparison, the 6.4-liter HEMI produces 410 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque (583 Nm)


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