Sept. 25, 2017—Fiat Chrysler recalled almost half a million Ram heavy-duty pickups and medium-duty trucks because their water pumps could be defective.
Ratchet+Wrench has written several times on how to take advantage of vehicle recalls, including this story from our August issue.
The recall involves Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups and Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 chassis cabs from the 2013 to 2017 model years. All 494,417 of the vehicles involved have 6.7-liter engines.
Most of the trucks were sold in the U.S., but 46,220 are in Canada and 4,485 are in other markets.
Fiat Chrysler says a water pump bearing can overheat under certain conditions, potentially leading to an engine fire.