270,000 Trucks Recalled For Gas Tank Problem
If you own or drive a Ram 1500 here's a heads up for you, Dodge is recalling 270,000 trucks due to a problem with the gas tank assembly on the Ram 1500 model. This recall is centered in cold weather states, that would be us here in the northeast.
Apparently road deicing chemicals exposed to the trucks over time could cause severe corrosion. The corrosion could cause the brackets for the fuel tank to corrode and cause the tanks to hang low.
The recall is limited to 270,254 the model year 2009-2012 Ram 1500 pickups that have been registered in states belonging to what is called the "Salt Belt", that is, the District of Columbia and the following states: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Wisconsin and West Virginia. Some 27,000 trucks will be recalled in Canada, a thousand in Mexico and some 5,300 others.
The tanks are made of high-density polyethylene and won't rust out. The problem is related to the fixings. you should get the brackets are definitely worth getting fixed.