Ram 1500 Trucks Recalled Due to Risk of Fuel Leak, Fire
The fuel tanks on these trucks may have a broken fuel tank control valve that could leak fuel
Chrysler has issued a safety recall affecting certain model year 2017 Ram 1500 trucks.
What's the problem?
The fuel tanks on these trucks may have a broken fuel tank control valve that could leak fuel should the vehicle becomes inverted—such as in the event of a rollover crash.
As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 301, "Fuel System Integrity."
In the event of a rollover crash, leaking fuel in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a vehicle fire.
What happens next?
Chrysler will notify owners of the recalled Ram 1500 trucks beginning in late August 2017. A local RAM dealer will then replace the truck's fuel tank free of charge.
To find out more about this recall, contact Chrysler customer service at (800) 853-1403—reference recall number T45.