2013-2017 Ram Heavy-Duty Pickups & Chassis Cabs: Recall Alert

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 444,000 model-year 2013-17 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks, as well as model-year 2013-17 Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 chassis-cab trucks, all equipped with the Cummins turbo-diesel 6.7-liter inline six-cylinder engine

The Problem: A water-pump bearing on the engine may overheat after being exposed to certain conditions, potentially causing an engine-compartment fire and increasing the risk of injury.

The Fix: Dealers will inspect the water-pump bearing and replace if necessary.

What Owners Should Do: Ram manufacturer Fiat Chrysler Automobiles did not immediately announce an owner-notification schedule. Owners can call the automaker at 800-853-1403, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit www.safercar.gov to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.

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Comments

444,000 water pumps. Ouch. Does that mean driving with 1
eye on the road and the other eye glued to the temp gauge?

If you shake the fan blade shaft and there's slop, bad bearing?
If there's a puddle of coolant on the floor, bad bearing?
If it wails like a banshee, bad bearing?

Overheating from certain exposed conditions? Like what,
driving? Looks like Cummins may be going after a 3rd party
supplier.

The bearing must have been designed by a Ford engineer.

The bearing must have been designed by a Ford engineer.


Posted by: Uglyfords | Sep 19, 2017 1:34:09 PM

@johnny doe,

We know it's you, the foolish spelling and wording, you can't cover up stupid.

Cummins makes the WP.

The bearing must have been designed by a GM engineer. FORD Bearings are engineered by engineers.

Frank, your the stupid one.

Frank, your the stupid one.


Posted by: Uglyfords | Sep 19, 2017 2:35:11 PM

It's you're. Who is stupid now.

Haha didn't know Ram was using Ford's junk water pumps on their trucks these days.

https://youtu.be/ZXmbltLogms

Junk just like GARBAGE MOTORS COMPANY AKA (GMC). HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. SOMEONE SAID THEY WHERE COMING FROM GARBAGE MOTORS COMPANY.

"inspect the water pump bearing?'

So how is that accomplished? My '13 only has 55K kms on it, if it is fine now will it wear in the future to create the problem? Recalls seem to be a semi annual event :(

FCA US is not aware of any related injuries or accidents, and no longer uses that water pump.

OH NO I JUST REALIZED THAT I HAVE BEEN TAKING MY MOM'S BIRTH CONTROL MEDICATIONS INSTEAD OF MY DOUBLE DOSE MEDS !!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
THAT'S WHY I'VE BEEN SUCH A FOOL. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Frank, YOUR still stupid.

To FCA US:

Who makes the faulty water pumps involved please?

Thanks!

K. G. Schroeder

will the Ram with the PIG nose help cool it?


It's you're. Who is stupid now.

Posted by: Frank | Sep 19, 2017 3:09:42 PM

Frank, night school is helping you. GOOD FOR YOUUU!


It's you're. Who is stupid now.

Posted by: Frank | Sep 19, 2017 3:09:42 PM

Frank, night school is helping you. GOOD FOR YOUUU!

All manufactures have had problems . So think before you yap like a fool .

Why is this news??? It is just par for the course being a 'dog' Dodge.

Another Ford, another recall HAHAHA!

Who makes the faulty water pumps involved please?

Thanks!

K. G. Schroeder
Posted by: K. G. Schroeder | Sep 19, 2017 8:17:49 PM

They were made by FCA. Ford bought the defective ones and uses them on their Superduty trucks. That's why so many break apart and take our radiators. Ford figured they'll make money on replacement parts once the 3 year bumper to bumper expires.

amazing so car, The Problem: A water-pump bearing on the engine may overheat after being exposed to certain conditions, potentially causing an engine-compartment fire and increasing the risk of injury.

Looking to buy 2018 RAM

Brawno, where are you taking your radiators?

"That's why so many break apart and take our radiators"

Oh wait its GMSRGREAT using another name.....what a dope

2 comments...the rest just the same old flap

At least they did not do what my beloved GM did, and let keys ruin peoples lives, know the problem, know the outcome, and not care about the people, and do nothing until it all came out. On that note, good job Ram.

The bearing must have been designed by a Ford engineer.

Posted by: Uglyfords | Sep 19, 2017 1:34:09 PM

Truer words have never been spoken. Everyone knows Ford engineers suck, they can't even get a timing chain to last 50,000 miles in their ecoturd v6's. That sucks more gas then a old 460.

The bearing must have been designed by a Ford engineer.

Luvin that Ram, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNP19Lxn-MU



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