FCA US LLC is recalling the RAM pickup trucks in three separate campaigns.
The first one is affecting certain model year 2014-2015 RAM 1500 Quad Cab trucks, produced between August 26, 2013, and August 8, 2015. These vehicles have been equipped with the side airbag inflatable curtains which may not fully overlap the C-pillars in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury. The remedy is still under development and the company hasn’t provided a notification schedule for the moment. There are 188,047 units affected.
The second recall is referring to 156,498 units of the heavy-duty trucks in the United States as certain 2013 RAM 3500, 2014 RAM 2500 / 3500 and 3500 Chassis Cabs are being affected, along with 20,603 units in Canada and 13,236 units in Mexico. There are also 3,241 vehicles outside the NAFTA region. This condition is referring to the certain steering components which may have welds with insufficient fusion which may lead to separation, affecting steering.
Last but not least, FCA is also recalling 1.06 million US-market trucks of the 2012-2014 RAM 1500, 2500 and 2500 pickups, along with the 3500, 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cabs because of the steering wheel wiring harness which will wear due to contact with a spring. This may cause a short circuit which can lead to the inadvertent driver side airbag deployment. The carmaker is aware of two related injuries to this condition but no accidents. For extra details on these recalls, owners can contact the FCA US Customer Care Center at 1-800-853-1403 or the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236.