• May 7, 2010
Chrysler has announced the recall of 186,099 model year 2007-09 Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty pickup trucks equipped with the 6.7-liter Cummins diesel engine. The voluntary recall has been issued due to an engine defect that could cause the check engine light to come on. In some cases the engine can produce heavy soot that could damage the turbocharger, exhaust gas recirculation valve and diesel particulate filter, which are some very expensive components to repair in a modern, high-tech oil burner like the Cummins.

To fix the problem, Chrysler wants you to bring your affected truck to a Chrysler dealer for an Electronic Control Module software update, which should take about a half hour to complete.The heavy soot could also lead to higher emissions, and our friends over at Pickuptrucks.com tell us that owners of affected Ram HD models living in California will need to show proof of the repair in order to get their annual registration. If you own a Dodge Ram HD and have questions about the recall, call 800-853-1403.



[Source: Pickuptrucks]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      ...they need to stop these idiots with the "free flow exhaust" that keep blowing black smoke out in front my car and I can't see where i'm going and have to pull over....yes I know it's not just the RAM, but they do it most i've seen....
      • 4 Years Ago
      This will hurt the Ram, which is already hard hit with over 20% down compared to last year.
      • 4 Years Ago
      "due to an engine defect that could cause the check engine light to come on"

      Hmmm, you don't say....
      • 4 Years Ago
      I will shock me if California can get their act together enough to require showing proof of repair before reregistering.
        • 4 Years Ago
        It may come as a shock to you, but here in the boonies, aka "California", we have this fancy thing called the "internet". We use it for smog certification, when my registration comes, I go to "smog cert center", they will hook up this futuristic space wizard device to the OBD sensor and tailpipe, record particulate levels, then through that magical "internet" send it to DMV. I know, we are magical and sh!t.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Don't tell the Europeans, they will start grounding aircraft.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why does autoblog post pics of the new 2010 HD Ram when the recall affects the old 2007.5-2009 models?

      • 4 Years Ago
      gua,

      The Ram heavy Duty sales are actually up 13% from last year !!

      It's only a minor issue,computer software upgrade,thats it..

      Hell,in Canada the dodge ram sales are soaring,best month ever,but then Chrysler is Canada's second best selling brand,guess they are smarter !!