The 2018 Ram 4500 and 5500 (shown) have been recalled for brake hoses that may corrode.
 - Photo courtesy of FCA.

The 2018 Ram 4500 and 5500 (shown) have been recalled for brake hoses that may corrode.

Photo courtesy of FCA.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will recall up to 2,457 2018 Ram 4500 and Ram 5500 chassis cab trucks for a potential defect that could result in loss of braking due to brake hose corrosion, the company has announced.

The primary and secondary brake hoses located between the brake master cylinder and the hydraulic control unit may have been manufactured without anti-corrosion plating on the ferrules. As a result, the ferrules may corrode, which could cause a brake fluid leak and a loss of braking, which increases the risk of a crash.

FCA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the hoses and replace them if necessary at no charge. The recall is expected to begin on June 20.

Owners can contact FCA customer service at 800-853-1403. The recall number is U41.

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