According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Chrysler has issued a recall for Ram Trucks (2500, 3500, 4500, 5500) because of fires in the truck’s cabin. This defect poses a serious safety risk for drivers and passengers in these trucks and SUVs. The recall is issued for nearly 20,000 2021 Ram 2500, 3500 Cab Chassis, 4500 Cab Chassis, and 5500 Cab Chassis with 6.7L Cummins engines. This may result in a serious injury to the driver, passenger or other people outside the vehicle
These engine compartment fires are possible because of electrical shorts inside the intake air heater relays even if the trucks are turned off. Currently, Chrysler/Ram does not know how to repair this problem. An investigation was opened in February 2021, after a trend of compartment fires. Based on the investigation, Chrysler has determined that trucks equipped with solid state intake heater grid relays have suffered the unexpected fires and that the intake air heater relays were the cause of all fires.
Truck owners should be aware that the fires can start with the ignition switch turned OFF or ON.
The Ram truck fire recall is expected to begin April 30, 2021, although the proposed fix is still being developed.
This recall is something that all drivers should know about. Under the Song-Beverly Act, car manufacturers are required to repair vehicles while they are under warranty. The law also forces manufacturers to repurchase or “buy back” (in a few instances replace the defective car) cars that the company is unable or unwilling to fix after a reasonable number of repair attempts.
If you have leased or own one of the vehicles listed above or another Ram or Chrysler that has had a number of repair attempts by the dealer but the problem still exists, you need a Pasadena Lemon Lawyer to help you. Don’t let the manufacturer take advantage of you and allow you to continue to drive the defective and unsafe vehicle you are driving.
Mark Charles Law, APC is located in Los Angeles County and Pasadena. Call us at (626) 844-7710 or contact us online to speak with a California lemon law lawyer today.