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Chrysler Recalls 108,429 2007 and 2008 Dodge Ram Diesel Pickups


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Auburn Hills MI December 10, 2008; Chrysler said on Wednesday it was recalling 108,429 Dodge Ram diesel pickup trucks.

Chrysler reported that an engine compartment flaw in Ram pickup trucks could cause fires and that the recall will begin this month.

So far there have been 14 complaints reported of Dodge Ram engine fires that may be related to the recall.

Here is the official NHTSA Recall Notice:

Vehicle Make / Model:     Model Year(s):      DODGE / RAM 2500     2007-2008
     DODGE / RAM 3500     2007-2008
Manufacturer: CHRYSLER LLC Mfr's Report Date: DEC 04, 2008

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08V641000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:DIESEL

Potential Number of Units Affected: 108429

Summary:
 CHRYSLER IS RECALLING 108,429 MY 2007-2008 DODGE RAM 2500 AND 3500 PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH 6.7L DIESEL ENGINES. A SILENCER PAD CAN SAG AND CONTACT THE EXHAUST GAS RECIRCULATION (EGR) COOLER. Consequence:
 THIS COULD RESULT IN AN ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRE.

Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL ADD A BRACKET TO SUPPORT THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT SILENCER PAD ADJACENT TO THE EGR COOLER. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING DECEMBER 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403. Notes:
 CHRYSLER RECALL NO. H34. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.