Over 20,000 Ram heavy-duty diesels recalled in Canada

Problem involves fuel pumps that may cause the vehicles to stall or prevent them from starting

Stellantis has willingly recalled nearly 250,000 sturdy Ram diesel vehicles, 20,539 of which are in Canada. The affected lorries are particular 2019 as well as 2020 Ram 2500 and also 3500 heavy-duty pickups; and also Ram 3500, 4500 and also 5500 chassis cab vehicles geared up with 6.7-litre Cummins turbodiesel engines.

According to a declaration launched today by the automaker, the high-pressure fuel pumps might go through “unintended wear that may infect their systems with steel shavings,” which could lead to a vehicle stall or loss of power. The declaration added the firm was not knowledgeable about any type of associated injuries or crashes.

The repair entails the gas pumps on the afflicted vehicles being replaced; and also the powertrain control component software application updated. If required, additional gas system parts likewise will be replaced. Suppliers and automobile owners will be notified on or around January 1, according to the paper.

Last month the NHTSA started an initial assessment to evaluate possible safety and security problems in virtually 605,000 sturdy Ram diesel trucks from the 2019 and also 2020 model years after getting 22 grievances from car owners and also 2 field records affirming incidents of delay or loss of power as a result of high-pressure gas pump failings.