Latest Recall from Chrysler Affects More Than 270,000 Dodge Ram Trucks
Due to corrosion, the fuel tank could drop and make contact with the ground, and a fuel leak may result
Chrysler has issued as new recall affecting approximately 270,250 model year 2009-2012 Dodge Ram 1500 trucks that are—or have ever been—registered in the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin, or the District of Columbia.
What's the problem?
Exposure to environmental conditions such as water mixed with road salt may cause the front fuel tank strap frame "T-Slot" bracket on the affected trucks to corrode, possibly causing the fuel tank to drop and make contact with the ground.
If the fuel tank were to drop and contact the ground, a fuel leak may result. Additionally, in the event of a crash, the fuel tank may not remain secured to the vehicle, possibly causing a fuel leak.
A fuel leak in the presence in an ignition source increases the risk of a vehicle fire.
What happens next?
Owners of the recalled Dodge Ram 1500 trucks will be notified by Chrysler beginning in late April 2018. Ram dealers will then bolt a reinforcement bracket to the fuel tank frame. This repair will be completed free of charge.
To find out more about this recall, contact Chrysler customer service at (800) 853-1403. Provide recall reference number U04.