Recall roundup: RAM trucks for airbag problems image

FCA has recently issued a recall for several RAM vehicles because of a problem with their airbags.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are a total of 667, 406 units affected by this problem and their owners will have to schedule a meeting with the dealers in order to get it solved. The affected models are the Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 trucks which have an issue with the side airbag inflatable curtains and seat airbags, which might lead to an unexpected deployment, increasing the risk of a crash and injury.

“In the affected vehicles, the side impact sensor calibrations may be overly sensitive, and as a result, the side air bag inflatable curtains and seat air bags may unexpectedly deploy and the seat belt pre-tensioners may activate. Air bags that unexpectedly deploy increase the risk of a crash or injury”, says the NHTSA in its recall summary and consequence of the problem.

Owners will be notified by FCA and the dealers will be updating the Occupant Restraint Control module calibration, free of charge. The carmaker hasn’t provided an exact notification schedule at this point but the affected trucks are from the 2013 to 2015, being produced between June 20, 2012, to January 26, 2015. Owners of these models who have any extra details on the topic should contact Chrysler customer service at 1 800 853 1403 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1 888 327 4236.