Transport Canada warns some Ram pickups at risk of fire from alternator short


OTTAWA — Transport Canada has issued a recall notice for about 10,000 Ram pickup trucks and other Fiat Chrysler vehicles that are at increased risk of stalling or fire in the engine compartment due to an electrical short.

The federal agency says the affected vehicles from model years 2007 to 2014 have a 220-amp alternator with a potential to malfunction in hot weather.

It says the problem can be corrected by replacing the alternator.

The recall affects Ram 2500 pickup trucks from the 2013 model year, Ram 3500s from as early as the 2007 model year and Ram 4500 and 5500s from the 2008 through 2013 model years.

It also affects the Dodge Charger police cars from the 2011 through 2014 model years.