FCA is recalling its 2019 Ram 1500 and Ram 1500 Classic pickups for a defect that could cause an increased fire risk. - Photo by Vince Taroc.

FCA is recalling its 2019 Ram 1500 and Ram 1500 Classic pickups for a defect that could cause an increased fire risk.

Photo by Vince Taroc.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling an estimated 107,979 model-year 2014 to 2019 Ram 1500 and 1500 Classic pickup trucks equipped with 3.0L EcoDiesel engines for a potential fire hazard, according to federal records.

Specifically, the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) cooler may crack and allow pre-heated vaporized coolant to enter the EGR system. This mixture can potentially combust inside the intake manifold, increasing the likelihood of a fire.

The remedy for this problem is still under development, according to FCA.

The recall begins Dec. 13, 2019. Owners can reach FCA customer service at (800) 853-1403.

FCA’s reference number for this recall is VB1.

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