As much as we all love our diesel trucks, sometimes things can go wrong. Unfortunately for Ram owners, one thing that can go wrong could potentially cause a fire, so a Ram truck recall has been issued. The recall notice states that the company is recalling more than 248,000 2500 and 3500 heavy-duty pickup trucks from the 2020 through 2022 model years because a transmission fluid leak may cause a fire.
The Ram truck recall only affects trucks equipped with 6.7-liter Cummins turbodiesel engines and the 68RFE. According to the notice I saw, the automaker says it doesn’t have a fix but is working on one. The problem arises if pressure builds up inside the transmission which can push transmission fluid out of the dipstick tube. If the fluid contacts an ignition source, the vehicle could catch fire.
In reports Ram provided to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Ram says that it has been investigating multiple reports of engine fires since June and that it’s aware of one minor injury and 48 reports of fires, complaints, and/or warranty claims that may be related to this recall.
If you’re wondering if your truck is part of the Ram truck recall, Ram owners will begin receiving recall notifications by mail starting on Dec. 30, 2022. It might take some time to make the repair, and Ram will send a second notification when an appropriate fix is available.
- Ram 2500 HD pickup trucks with 6.7-liter Cummins turbodiesel engines and 68RFE automatic transmissions manufactured between Sept. 4, 2019, and Nov. 4, 2022.
- Ram 3500 HD pickup trucks with 6.7-liter Cummins turbodiesel engines and 68RFE automatic transmissions manufactured between Sept. 18, 2019, and Nov. 4, 2022.
How to contact the manufacturer: Owners can call Ram at (800) 853-1403.
NHTSA campaign number: 22V835. The automaker’s own number for this recall is ZA3.