Ram Heavy-Duty Diesel Trucks Recalled Due to Stall Risk

Fuel pump may fail on models equipped with a Cummins engine

2019 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty Longhorn Mega Cab driving Photo: Ram

Ram is recalling 222,410 heavy-duty pickup trucks and chassis cab vehicles equipped with a 6.7-liter Cummins turbodiesel engine from the 2019-2020 model years. The concern is that the high-pressure fuel pump may fail prematurely, causing the vehicle to stall.

The company advises that drivers may notice a Malfunction Indicator Lamp illuminating (aka engine warning light), a fuel leak, abnormal engine noise, or a change in drive quality. 

The problem fuel pump is no longer used in production. 

Owners who have paid for a related repair will be reimbursed by the automaker. 

Ram is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this condition. 

Owners will be notified starting Jan. 1, 2022. 

The Details

Vehicles recalled: 2019-2020 Ram 2500, 3500 pickup trucks, and Ram 3500, 4500, and 5500 cab chassis vehicles equipped with a 6.7-liter Cummins turbodiesel engine.

The problem: The high-pressure fuel pump may fail, introducing debris into the fuel system. This in turn could starve the engine of fuel, causing it to stall.

The fix: A new high-pressure fuel pump will be installed and software will be updated.

How to contact the manufacturer: 800-853-1403

NHTSA campaign number: 21V-880. Ram’s number for this action is Y78.

Check to see whether your vehicle has an open recall: NHTSA’s website will tell you whether your vehicle has any open recalls that need to be addressed.

If you plug your car’s 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN) into NHTSA’s website and a recall doesn’t appear, it means your vehicle doesn’t currently have any open recalls. Because automakers issue recalls often, and for many older vehicles, we recommend checking back regularly to see whether your vehicle has had a recall issued.

2019 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty Longhorn Mega Cab Cummins diesel engine logo

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