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Fiat Chrysler recalls nearly a half-million trucks on fire risk

Fiat Chrysler recalls nearly a half-million trucks on fire risk

09/20/2017

By Chester Dawson

Automaker says defective water pumps may overheat

DETROIT--- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV on Tuesday issued a recall for nearly a half-million Ram pickup and work trucks to fix faulty pumps that could cause overheating and engine fires, marking the second major truck recall this year by the auto maker.

The action affects an estimated 494,417 Ram heavy-duty 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks and certain medium-duty chassis cabs, which are used for such commercial vehicles as dump trucks, a company spokesman said. The chassis cabs are the 3500, 4500 and 5500 models.

FCA (FCA.MI) said defective water pumps in 2013-2017 model years of these vehicles equipped with 6.7-liter engines may "overheat and potentially cause an engine fire." The company said it is unaware of any accidents or injuries caused by the flaw.

All but 50,705 of the affected Fiat Chrysler vehicles were sold in the U.S. market, with the remainder sold in Canada and other global markets, it said.

An expanded version of this report appears at WSJ.com (https://www.wsj.com/articles/fiat-chrysler-recalls-nearly-a-half-million-pickups-work-trucks-on-fire-risk-1505844371/?mod=mktw).

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