Ram recalling 6,680 heavy-duty trucks in Canada due to possible fire hazard

The recall specifically affects owners who opted for the 6.7-litre Cummins diesel engine

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Ram is recalling 6,680 heavy duty trucks in Canada – along with thousands more in the U.S., for a total recall count of 131,177 trucks – from the 2021 and 2022 model years.


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Ram has been investigating a number of engine bay fires that have started regardless of the engine being on or off. Specifically, the affected trucks are those fitted with the 6.7-litre Cummins turbodiesel engine, in which the intake air heater relay could short-circuit, causing a fire.

Ram initially thought the problem was limited to unprotected relays, but soon discovered the problem affected an even broader number of trucks than just those.

The affected vehicle models include:

  • 2021-2022 Ram 2500
  • 2021-2022 Ram 3500
  • 2021-2022 Ram 4500
  • 2021-2022 Ram 5500

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Unfortunately, at this time, Transport Canada reports that corrective actions are still under investigation, as FCA is still investigating the root cause of them problem and how to fix the issue at hand. Until then, FCA recommends that owners park the affected vehicle outside, away from buildings or other vehicles.

FCA Canada will notify owners by mail once there is an evident cause and solution to the problem.

Until then, you can also check online if your truck is affected at Transport Canada,   using your VIN. Transport Canada’s number for the recall is 2021-629, while the manufacturer’s recall number is Y76. Transport Canada advises that trucks repaired under the 2021-138 recall will still require this current repair, when it becomes available.