382,000 Ram pickups recalled for fire risk

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NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Potential for a fuel leak and fire is behind the recall of nearly 382,000 Dodge Ram trucks.

Fiat Chrysler issued the recall Wednesday morning, and said the fuel heater assembly used in certain 2010-2014 model year diesel trucks can overheat. That can lead to fuel leaking and potentially a fire.

The company said there have been two reports of overheating, but is aware of no fires, injuries or accidents.

The recall covers Ram models 2500, 3500, 4500 and 5500. Most of the vehicles are in the U.S.

Chrysler said it would upgrade wiring harness terminals and, if necessary, the housing for the fuel heater.

This has been an epic year for recalls. Automakers have recalled a record 52 million vehicles, including 30 million recalled by General Motors.

Find out more here.


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