It's taken a couple months, but EcoDiesel-powered 2017 Ram 1500s have begun to show up on dealership lots for the first time since the U.S. and Canada began questioning the Ram's emissions system.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said it will recall 494,000 medium and heavy-duty Ram pickups worldwide, including 46,220 in Canada, because of a water pump that could overheat and potentially cause a fire.
Transport Canada says it has documented 12 complaints of 2013-2017 Ram 1500 and 2014-2016 Durango vehicles rolling away unexpectedly. Four low-speed collisions, two with minor injuries, were reported.
Ram dealers can now offer farmers Harvest Edition pickups the automaker says are specifically designed for the agricultural market and come in colours that match their farm equipment.
Despite ongoing disputes over emissions and software in Canada and the United States, FCA has started assembling diesel Ram 1500 pickups again for the first time in months, according to workers in Michigan.
Fiat Chrysler said it is recalling more than 1.25 million Ram pickups worldwide — 216,007 of those vehicles in Canada — to address a software error linked to reports of one crash death and two injuries.