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FCA Recalls 108,000 Ram Diesel Trucks over Fire Risk

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The FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) Group has issued a recall of close to 108,000 diesel-powered Ram trucks, affecting models from the 2014-to-2019 model years.

The company states that dealer-service reports it received led it to investigate reports that in some exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) cooler systems, microscopic cracks were found that could potentially lead to leaks of cooling fluids.

"If these microscopic cracks are present, coolant may escape and - in rare circumstances - pose an engine fire risk."

- FCA statement

The company says it is aware of a small number of fires and four minor injuries arising from the problem, which occurred when owners attempted to put out the fires in the engine compartment themselves.

FCA is not aware of any accidents connected to the issues.

The recall affects previous-generation models of the Ram 1500 equipped with a diesel engine. The automaker suggests that owners monitor the coolant level of the EGR system until a repair can be made under the recall.