New York residents that own Ram pickup trucks may want to look into a recent recall. Ram has issued a recall on 222,410 of its trucks due to an issue with the high-pressure fuel pumps that were used to build the trucks. The company will begin notifying customers officially this January, but you can check whether your vehicle is affected by contacting Ram.
Dangerous and expensive issue
The Ram vehicles that are affected by the recall have defective fuel pumps that could fail, causing vehicles to stall while they are being driven. Some signs that the fuel pump in your car might be failing include fuel leaks, drive quality changes, strange engine noises or an illuminated engine warning light.
Ram said that so far there have been no reports of car accidents or injuries related to the defective products. The company did acknowledge that some vehicle owners might have already paid for a repair. You can get a free replacement of the fuel pump or a reimbursement for a repair that you already made by contacting Ram.
Vehicles that are affected
All Ram vehicles that were manufactured with the 6.7-liter Cummins turbodiesel engine in 2019 and 2020 are affected by the recall. These vehicles include:
- Ram 2500 pickup trucks
- Ram 3500 pickup trucks
- Ram 3500 cab chassis vehicles
- Ram 4500 cab chassis vehicles
- Ram 5500 cab chassis vehicles
To check whether your specific vehicle is included in the Ram recall, look up your vehicle identification number on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website. The campaign number for this recall is 21V-880.
Liability for accidents
While no accidents have been reported so far involving the Ram recall, defective vehicle parts have the potential to cause serious crashes. If you were involved in an accident that was caused by a defective vehicle part, you may be able to pursue compensation from the vehicle manufacturer.