Ram 1500 Quad Cab Recalled Due to Side Curtain Airbag Defect
It has not been a banner week for Ram Trucks after the announcement of a second recall within two days.
Ram, a subsidiary of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Ram 1500 Quad Cab trucks due to an airbag issue. The affected vehicles are equipped with side airbag inflatable curtains (SABIC) that may not fully overlap the C-pillars in the event of a vehicle crash. If a SABIC does not inflate as intended, a passenger in the rear will be more susceptible to injury.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 226, "Ejection Mitigation."
Approximately 190,000 vehicles are involved in the recall.
Fiat Chrysler has not yet released details of a remedy or a notification schedule for this recall. Consumers with questions can contact Chrysler customer service at (800) 853-1403.