The Cummins recall encompasses a range of models, from the 2500 HD pickups to the 5500 HD chassis cab and is prompted by a potential issue with the intake heater grid relay.
The faulty part may overheat under certain circumstances, posing a fire hazard to vehicle owners, even when the engine is not running, according to the company’s statement. In late 2021, the automaker issued a recall for a smaller number of trucks due to the same issue, and this latest announcement represents an expansion of that initial campaign.
2023 6.7 Cummins grid heater recall overview
Stellantis has reported six incidents of trucks catching fire due to a faulty intake heater grid relay, with five of the incidents occurring while the trucks were running and one happening when the engine was off.
Although the automaker considers the risk to be “minimal” for the recall population, it advises owners to park their trucks outside, preferably away from buildings or other vehicles, until further notice.
While Stellantis did not mention the same fix in its latest announcement, in documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the automaker instructed drivers to avoid parking their vehicles indoors or close to structures.
The automaker plans to notify affected customers of the recall starting in March. In the meantime, owners can visit Ram’s recall website, the NHTSA website, or call (800)-853-1403 for more information about the recall.
What causes the 6.7 Cummins overheating problems?
The 6.7 Cummins overheating issue is caused by an electrical short in the heater grid relays of affected vehicles.
Which models are included in the 2023 RAM recall?
The latest Ram recall includes 2021-2023 Ram 2500 and 3500 vehicles manufactured with 6.7L Cummins turbodiesel engines; as well as Ram 3500, 4500, and 5500 cab chassis trucks manufactured in 2021-2023 with 6.7 Cummins diesel engines and older heater grid relays. To find out if your Ram vehicle is included in the Cummins recall, you can use NHTSA’s safety recall lookup tool.
To check if your car has any active recalls, simply enter its 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN) on the NHTSA’s website. If no recall appears, it means that your vehicle does not currently have any active recalls. However, since automakers issue recalls frequently and for many older vehicles, it’s recommended to check back regularly to ensure that you stay informed about any new recalls that may affect your vehicle.
Can RAM fix my Cummins grid heater?
Stellantis has not announced a repair with the 2023 recall.
How do I know if my RAM is overheating?
If you suspect that your RAM truck may be overheating, there are several signs you can look out for:
- Temperature gauge: The temperature gauge on your dashboard will indicate whether your engine is running hotter than usual. If the gauge is reading in the red zone, this is a sign that your engine is overheating.
- Warning lights: Your dashboard may also display a warning light that indicates that your engine is overheating. This could be a red warning light that looks like a thermometer, or it may simply be an exclamation point inside a triangle.
- Steam or smoke: If you see steam or smoke coming from your engine, this is a clear sign that your engine is overheating.
- Strange odors: Overheating can also cause unusual smells, such as a burning or sweet smell.
If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s important to act right away to prevent further damage to your truck. Turn off your engine and allow it to cool down and check the coolant level in your engine.
You may need to add more coolant, but it’s also possible that there is a more serious issue that requires professional attention. In any case, it’s best to have your truck inspected by a qualified mechanic to identify and address any issues that may be causing your engine to overheat.
What should I do if I experience Cummins overheating issues?
If you experience Cummins overheating issues, taking prompt action is crucial to avoid exacerbating the problem and causing further damage to your vehicle.
The first step is to immediately stop driving the vehicle to prevent any additional damage to the engine. Driving with an overheating engine can have serious consequences for your vehicle, including engine failure.
After stopping the vehicle, allow the engine to cool down completely before attempting any repairs or inspections. This may take some time, depending on how hot the engine has become. Waiting until the engine has cooled down before addressing the issue is essential to prevent any accidental burns or injuries.
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