Chrysler recalls 340,000 Ram pickups that could catch fire

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Owners are urged to park outside, away from buildings

Chrysler has issued a recall for 340,000 diesel-powered Ram pickup trucks to replace an electrical connector the company says increases the risk of a fire.  Chrysler said it has received six reports of vehicles catching fire.

As of this date, the company said it has received no reports of any injuries associated with the issue.

Included in the recall are Ram 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks, along with 3500/4500/5500 cab chassis trucks from model years 2021-2023 with 6.7-liter Cummins diesel engines. Most of the vehicles were sold in the U.S. The rest were sold in Canada and other countries.

Chrysler will begin notifying owners by letter next month whose trucks are included in the recall. In the meantime, owners are urged to check the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recall database, found here, and enter their 17-character VIN to learn if their vehicle is included in the recall.

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