Chrysler Issues Recall for More Than One Million Ram Trucks Due to Air Bag Problem

The rollover side curtain air bag and the seat belt pretensioner may not deploy during a crash

Chrysler Issues Recall for More Than One Million Ram Trucks Due to Air Bag Problem
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May 15, 2017

Chrysler is recalling approximately 1.02 million model year 2013-2016 Ram 1500, Ram 2500, and model year 2014-2016 Ram 3500 trucks.

Certain driving conditions—such as driving off-road or debris striking the vehicle—may cause the roll rate sensor to trigger a fault within the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC). If this fault occurs, the vehicle's rollover side curtain air bag and the seat belt pretensioner will be disabled from deploying.

If the rollover side curtain air bags and seat belt pretensioners are disabled, there is an increased risk of injury to vehicle occupants in the event of a crash that necessitates activation of these safety systems.

Chrysler will notify owners of the recalled Ram trucks beginning on June 23, 2017, and local dealers will update the ORC software free of charge.

Vehicle owners with questions or concerns about the recall can contact Chrysler customer service at (800) 853-1403. Chrysler's reference number for this recall is T25.