BREAKING NEWS

Fiat Chrysler recalls 108,000 diesel Ram 1500 pickup trucks for coolant leaks

Fiat Chrysler recalls 108,000 diesel Ram 1500 pickup trucks for coolant leaks
FILE PHOTO: A Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) sign is seen at the U.S. headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan, U.S., May 25, 2018. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook -
Copyright
Rebecca Cook(Reuters)
Euronews logo
Text size Aa Aa

By David Shepardson

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV <FCHA.MI> said on Friday it is recalling 108,000 Ram 1500 diesel-powered pickup trucks in the United States for coolant leaks tied to reports of some fires and four minor injuries.

The Italian-American automaker said the recall covers trucks from the 2014 through 2019 model years after finding microscopic cracks in some Exhaust Gas Recirculation coolers. The injuries occurred when customers attempted to manually extinguish engine compartment fires.

Fiat Chrysler said it will alert owners when they can get recall repairs. Until then customers should monitor coolant levels and contact dealers if they are consistently low.

The automaker said dealer-service reports and other data streams prompted an internal investigation that discovered cracks may allow coolant to “escape and – in rare circumstances – pose an engine fire risk.” Fiat Chrysler said it was not aware of any crashes tied to the recall.

The recall does not affect the redesigned, current-generation Ram 1500, nor any gasoline-powered Ram 1500 from any model year.

(Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama and Richard Chang)

euronews provides breaking news articles from reuters as a service to its readers, but does not edit the articles it publishes. Articles appear on euronews.com for a limited time.
Euronews is no longer accessible on Internet Explorer. This browser is not updated by Microsoft and does not support the last technical evolutions. We encourage you to use another browser, such as Edge, Safari, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.