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The recall addresses a faulty water pump.

According to Ram, an investigation has discovered certain trucks are equipped with a water-pump bearing that, after exposure to certain conditions, may overheat and potentially cause a fire in the engine bay. The recall affects 2013-2017 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups, as well as 3500, 4500, and 5500 chassis cabs. The affected units are all powered by a 6.7-liter engine and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has confirmed Ram no longer equips vehicles with that water pump.
Read more about the Nearly 500K Ram HD Pickup Trucks Recalled for Fire Hazard at AutoGuide.com.
 

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Atleast they're finally doing something about the water pumps!
 
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Lemme guess, it is going to be another 6-12 month backorder on parts... Maybe another buyback?
 
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I'm assuming this same water pump is used in all the cummins equipped trucks? Article makes it sound as if only those with a cel should get it fixed. I rather not wait til I'm going down the hwy with 8500#+ in tow for the light to come on to get it fixed. Guess I should just wait for my letter. I never allow the dealer to service my truck, but for this I wouldn't hesitate to take it in as long as it doesn't require a computer flash. Every time they do that they screw stuff up. Dealers in the STL area are terrible. I'm sure we'll find out more details as this progresses. I'm going to be a bit nervous tomorrow driving 4 hours with trailer in tow knowing this now, that's for sure. Hard to believe trucks still under warranty are catching fire, but I have been hearing about this.
 
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I'm cautiously curious on this recall, unless it hasn't been updated, I checked my VIN# on their website and my truck has no active recalls listed.
 

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I'm cautiously curious on this recall, unless it hasn't been updated, I checked my VIN# on their website and my truck has no active recalls listed.
Same here, haven't seen anything on there yet. still keeping this in the back of my mind. No problems yesterday though after 4 hours in this 97 degree record setting heat.
 

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Another great example of garbage being made in China.
 
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think about all the products that are built by the lowest bidder......cars, planes, space craft, and we wonder why?
 
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There needs be criminal responsibility to the CEO's of these manufacturers. Something like that can really screw a person over. You know, like having your work truck burn to the ground.
 

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Hell I just bought mine in May, but haven't gotten any notice.
 

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I am sure hoping some improved water pumps come out of this recall. I speak from experience the pucker factor is intense when you lose one while driving, it is down right dangerous. I have had 2 go out and take the belt thus very little brakes and steering, and 1 sitting in a parking lot. It is really the only thing that has stranded me on these trucks and the only part that I worry about.
 

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There needs be criminal responsibility to the CEO's of these manufacturers. Something like that can really screw a person over. You know, like having your work truck burn to the ground.
I agree, to bad a cummins original water pump couldn't stay in the engine because of the POS EGR system needing more cooling. It just a had to be a failed mopar pump.
 

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Anyone gotten a notice about this yet?
 

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I'm assuming this same water pump is used in all the cummins equipped trucks? Article makes it sound as if only those with a cel should get it fixed. I rather not wait til I'm going down the hwy with 8500#+ in tow for the light to come on to get it fixed. Guess I should just wait for my letter. I never allow the dealer to service my truck, but for this I wouldn't hesitate to take it in as long as it doesn't require a computer flash. Every time they do that they screw stuff up. Dealers in the STL area are terrible. I'm sure we'll find out more details as this progresses. I'm going to be a bit nervous tomorrow driving 4 hours with trailer in tow knowing this now, that's for sure. Hard to believe trucks still under warranty are catching fire, but I have been hearing about this.
The report I saw said the pumps have failed during long idle times.
 

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That's odd. Just wondering which trucks it's affecting or if it's all of them. Haven't seen anyone say they got a notice yet. Seems like they may not change it without a cel either, idk. Considering just changing mine but don't know the part # for the new part. I rather not have to worry about it.
 

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I have a 2017 3500. Received a recall notice a few weeks ago. Called dealer but they don't even habe a part number for the new replacement pumps yet so they said call back in a month or 2.
 

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I have a 2017 3500. Received a recall notice a few weeks ago. Called dealer but they don't even habe a part number for the new replacement pumps yet so they said call back in a month or 2.
If/when u get a part number, please post up. I'm going to so mine myself and do the belt at the same time. Bet they aren't replacing unless the light is on and also almost positive they won't do the belt.
 

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I have a '17 CTD and tried searching by VIN to see if my truck is part of this recall, and nothing came up. Was this for early '17 model year builds?
 

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If/when u get a part number, please post up. I'm going to so mine myself and do the belt at the same time. Bet they aren't replacing unless the light is on and also almost positive they won't do the belt.
I would rather replace mine myself as well, but I don't think a recall like this would only be done if you had a CEL light. Most of these pumps go unexpected as if seen many members mention on here, and your lucky if it happened on your driveway. Couple members posted pics of burned down trucks while left idling outside... perhaps related?
 
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