Defective auto part in Ram trucks sparks recall

For many in Montana, a pickup truck is a necessity of daily living. They use these vehicles for work and for recreation and expect it to work hard and be of top quality for all the paces it is put through. However, as recent history has shown, there are times when auto manufacturers make mistakes when putting the vehicle together. When there are auto defects, people might not be aware of them before it is too late. If there was an accident with injuries or consumer death and an auto recall was made, it is imperative to know whether the pieces fit and a lawsuit can be filed.

Nearly half-a-million Ram trucks all over the world have been recalled by Fiat Chrysler. There is a problem with its water pump that might lead to a fire. At the time of the recall, the company stated that it was not aware of anyone injured or killed. Vehicles from the model years 2013 to 2017 were subject to the recall. The Ram 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks and the 4500 and 5500 chassis cabs are part of the recall. Trucks that have 6.7-liter engines are the only ones that have been recalled because of this issue. The pump might overheat if certain conditions are met and lead to a fire in the vehicle's compartment.

When there is a defective product, one of the most dangerous in this category are motor vehicles. People trust that a vehicle they and their families ride in and use regularly will be safe. It is unfortunate that this is not always the case. If there is a defective auto part, it can lead to a crash, an explosion, long-term hospital stays, surgical procedures, a profoundly changed life and even death. Even if the company states that they are not aware of anyone being hurt during a recall, that does not mean there have not been incidents in which the victims did not know how and why it happened.

The fire hazard in this vehicle is a significant concern. When there has been an issue with a vehicle, those who were affected must be aware of the possibility that it was due to a defect with the vehicle itself. Having legal assistance from an experienced attorney can help to determine the cause of the accident and whether there was a problem with the vehicle. If so, it could be the basis for a lawsuit to receive compensation.