Chrysler will be contacting the owners of certain Ram trucks that are equipped with Cummins 6.7L Turbo Diesel engines, due to a potential fire hazard that may arise from an electrical short in the heater grid relay located in the engine compartment. The issue was brought to the attention of the FCA Technical Safety and Regulatory Compliance (TSRC) organization in October 2022, after the detection of a potential trend of engine compartment fires in vehicles that were built after the recall 21V-798.
According to FCA, there have been six customer assistance records, three warranty claims, and six field reports that may be related to this issue. As a result, the company has identified the potential risks associated with the short circuit and has initiated the recall of affected vehicles to address the issue.
NOTE: Ram truck owners are advised to park their vehicles outside and away from structures until the recall repair has been completed to avoid any potential fire hazards. It is important for owners to take this recall seriously and to get their vehicles repaired as soon as possible to ensure the safety of vehicle occupants and nearby property.
The FCA US, LLC’s number for this recall is 13A, and the NHTSA campaign number is 23V-060. This recall is an expansion of and supersedes recall number 21V-798.
If you own a Ram truck that has been repeatedly repaired for the same issue, you may be eligible to take advantage of your state’s lemon law. The lemon law is designed to protect consumers who purchase defective vehicles, such as Ram trucks, and provides them with legal recourse to seek a refund, replacement or monetary compensation from the manufacturer.
Under the lemon law, the manufacturer is given a certain number of attempts to fix the same problem before the vehicle is considered a “lemon.” If the repairs are unsuccessful, the manufacturer may be required to buy back the vehicle or replace it with a similar one. The exact details of the lemon law can vary by state, so it’s important to check the laws in your specific location to understand your rights and options.
If you believe that your Ram truck may be a lemon, document all the repairs and contact an attorney who specializes in lemon law cases. They can review your case and help you navigate the legal process to get the compensation or resolution that you deserve. Remember, the lemon law is there to protect you, so don’t hesitate to explore your options if you believe that you have been sold a defective vehicle.