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Fiat Chrysler recalls 108,000 diesel Ram 1500 pickup trucks for coolant leaks

Key Points
  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said on Friday it is recalling 108,000 Ram 1500 diesel-powered pickup trucks in the United States for coolant leaks tied to reports of some fires and four minor injuries.
  • The recall covers trucks from the 2014 through 2019 model years after finding microscopic cracks in some Exhaust Gas Recirculation coolers.
  • The injuries occurred when customers attempted to manually extinguish engine compartment fires.
A Chrysler Ram 1500 truck goes through inspection at the Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Warren, Michigan.
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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said on Friday it is recalling 108,000 Ram 1500 diesel-powered pickup trucks in the United States for coolant leaks tied to reports of some fires and four minor injuries.

The Italian-American automaker said the recall covers trucks from the 2014 through 2019 model years after finding microscopic cracks in some Exhaust Gas Recirculation coolers. The injuries occurred when customers attempted to manually extinguish engine compartment fires.

Fiat Chrysler said it will alert owners when they can get recall repairs. Until then customers should monitor coolant levels and contact dealers if they are consistently low.

The automaker said dealer-service reports and other data streams prompted an internal investigation that discovered cracks may allow coolant to "escape and — in rare circumstances — pose an engine fire risk." Fiat Chrysler said it was not aware of any crashes tied to the recall.

The recall does not affect the redesigned, current-generation Ram 1500, nor any gasoline-powered Ram 1500 from any model year.

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Fiat Chrysler to pay $40 million over claims it misled investors

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  • Fiat Chrysler has agreed to pay $40 million over claims it misled investors about its reporting of monthly vehicle sales in recent years.
  • The SEC announced the fine Friday after a yearslong investigation into the Italian-American automaker's reporting methodology of monthly U.S. sales.
  • The payment will not have a material impact on the financial statements of the company, according to Fiat Chrysler.