Fiat Chrysler Issues Recalls for 1.7 Million Trucks

September 11, 2015

Following an earlier recall which affected 1.4 million Fiat Chrysler vehicles that were venerable to hacking, the company has announced three additional recalls for nearly 1.7 million recent-model Ram pickups to check or repair wiring harnesses, steering components and airbags that may be faulty.

Steering Wheel Wiring Harness. The largest of the three recalls involves an estimated 1.1 million pickups that may be equipped with steering-wheel wiring harnesses that wear because of contact with a spring, which could inadvertently set off the truck's airbag. The company is aware of two injuries caused by the problem but no crashes.

The models recalled include:

  • 2012-14 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups
  • 2012-14 Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cabs

Steering System Components. The second recall, involving nearly 194,000 vehicles, will address faulty bracket welds that could separate causing reduced steering capability. The company is aware of one accident related to this issue. However, no injuries were reported.

The models recalled include:

  • 2013-14 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups
  • 2014 Ram 3500 Chassis Cabs

Side Curtain Air Bags. The third recall affects about 188,000 vehicles including side-curtain air-bags that are not compliant with federal regulations to reduce the risk of a rear occupant being ejected during a rollover. Testing by the National Traffic Safety Administration found that the airbags do not prevent rear passengers from hitting a roof support pillar. The company is not aware of any injuries or accidents related to this recall.

The models recalled include:

  • 2014-15 Ram 1500 Quad Cab pickups

To find out if your vehicle is among the recalled, contact your dealer or use the VIN search tool on the Fiat Chrysler website.

 

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