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Fiat-Chrysler Recalls 270,000 Trucks for Fuel Tank Separation

Fiat-Chrysler has issued a recall for 270,254 Ram 1500 pickups from the 2009-2012 model-years due to potential fuel tank separation which could result in an increased risk of crash.

About the Dodge Ram Pickup Recall

According to the Detroit News, the defect mainly affects trucks in cold-weather U.S. states and Canada where salt is used to clear snow from roadways.

The company says an investigation found that a bracket in the pickups can corrode and cause the gas tanks to sag and detach. A secondary structure will stop the tanks from falling from the trucks.

Fiat Chrysler is unaware of any crashes, fires, leaks, or injuries due to the problem.

Dealers will inspect the pickups and reinforce the bracket.

States Included in the Ram Pickup Recall

The vehicles in question are limited to 20 states:

  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Montana
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont
  • Wisconsin
  • West Virginia

Vehicles sold in the District of Columbia are also covered by the recall.

Contact an Experienced Airbag Defect Attorney

If you or a loved one suffered an injury due to a defective or faulty airbag, contact Thomas J. Henry. Our experienced vehicle recall lawyers are available 24/7, nights and weekends to provide you with a free case review. If an airbag or vehicle manufacturer’s negligence caused your airbag injury, you may be entitled to recover damages to cover medical costs, pain and suffering, and lost wages.

Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan Antonio, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Contact us today for a free legal consultation.

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