WASHINGTON — Stellantis is recalling nearly 341,000 Ram heavy-duty diesel trucks globally after reports of six potentially related fires.
The recall covers certain 2021-23 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups and 3500, 4500, 5500 cab chassis trucks that are equipped with 6.7-liter Cummins diesel engines and prior-generation heater-grid relays, which were the focus of two previous recall campaigns.
The automaker is advising vehicle owners to park outside.
FCA US, Stellantis' U.S. unit, said it discovered the intake heater-grid relays on certain vehicles may demonstrate overheating. "In rare instances, this condition may pose a fire risk," according to a company news release issued Wednesday.
The recall affects an estimated 306,165 vehicles in the U.S., 21,988 in Canada and 12,590 in markets outside of North America.
Of the six vehicle fires, Stellantis said five occurred while the engines were still on. The automaker said it was unaware of any related injuries or accidents.
To fix the issue, Stellantis said it will replace an electrical connector.
Owners will be notified starting in March.