- Following reports of a problem with the high-pressure fuel pump in Ram trucks equipped with diesel engines, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has launched an investigation into the vehicles. When traveling at speeds greater than 25 mph, the problem could result in stalling and loss of power, among other things.
- According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the reported problem could affect 604,651 Ram 2500, 3500, 4500, and 5500 trucks equipped with the 6.7-liter Cummins turbo-diesel engine in 2019–2020.
- So far, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has received 22 complaints and two field reports about the problem. There has been no announcement of a recall from the agency.
Earlier today, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that it has launched an investigation into the high-pressure fuel pump failure that has been reported in some heavy-duty Ram pickup trucks. It has been reported in 22 consumer complaints so far that the trucks can stall and become immobile when traveling at speeds greater than 25 miles per hour on the highway. According to the NHTSA's report, this could result in "permanent disablement of the vehicle."
There are approximately 604,651 2019–2020 model Ram 2500, 3500, 4500, and 5500 series heavy-duty trucks equipped with the Cummins 6.7-liter diesel engine that could be affected by this issue. As a result of the investigation, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) may issue a recall. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and a report published today by the Detroit News, Stellantis (then Fiat Chrysler) was aware of the problem much earlier and issued a warranty bulletin about it in November 2019 asking dealers to "collect, monitor, and correct quality issues" with the trucks' high-pressure fuel pumps.
This investigation will "further assess the scope, frequency, root cause, and potential safety-related consequences of the alleged defect leading to stall/loss of motive power," according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. If a recall is issued in the future, truck owners can expect to be notified and asked to bring their vehicle to a dealership for repair work. The NHTSA recall site will provide updates on the investigation in the meantime, so owners of potentially affected Ram heavy-duty trucks can keep up with the latest developments.
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