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Chrysler recalls over 131,000 Ram pickup trucks that could catch on fire

An electrical shorting issue could cause the vehicles to catch on fire with the ignition on or off

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Chrysler is recalling 131,177 vehicles due to an electrical short in the relay that could cause them to catch on fire, regardless of whether the ignition is on or off. 

The recall covers 2021-2022 Ram 3500, 2500 pickup trucks, and Ram 3500, 4500, and 5500 cab chassis vehicles equipped with Cummins 6.7L Turbo Diesel engines. Officials say a remedy for the issue is currently under development. 

What to do

Vehicle owners are being advised to park their vehicles outside and away from any structures or vehicles until the electrical short problem can be addressed. This will lower the risk of the vehicles causing more damage if they do catch on fire.

Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on Dec. 3, 2021.

Consumers can contact FCA US, LLC -- Chrysler’s parent company -- at 1-800-853-1403 for more information. 

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