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Ram’s big salt-belt recall

by David Zatz on

After Ram discovered sagging fuel tanks in certain “salt-state” trucks, the company investigated the problem and issued a voluntary recall.

The recall covers over a quarter of a million 2009-12 Ram 1500s in regions where road crews frequently use salt to reduce the danger of slipping on ice — in states as far south as West Virginia, as well as in Canada, parts of Mexico, and certain regions outside North America.

So far, there have been no reports of leaks, crashes, or tank separation. The tank itself is made of a high-density polyethylene plastic (HDPE), but the bracket may corrode; testing shows that while the bracket may fail, other structural components keep the tank in place.

If Ram owners hear noise, see the lowered fuel tank, or see a hanging strap, FCA US advises them to contact their dealers or the recall center (the US number is 800-853-1403).  Otherwise, they will be contacted by the company when they can get a free service from their dealer.

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