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Fiat Chrysler recalls 494,000 pickup trucks for fire risk
September 19, 2017 / 5:07 PM / 3 months ago

Fiat Chrysler recalls 494,000 pickup trucks for fire risk

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCHA.MI) said Tuesday it will recall 494,000 medium and heavy-duty Ram pickup trucks worldwide because of a water pump that could overheat and potentially cause a fire.

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The recall includes 2013-2017 model year Ram 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks with 6.7-liter diesel engines, including 443,000 vehicles in the United States. Fiat Chrysler said it is not aware of any injuries related to the issue, but has reports of a small number of fire-related incidents. The company will inspect and potentially replace the water pump.

Reporting by David Shepardson

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