Fiat Chrysler Automobiles issued three recalls over the range of the Ram trucks from 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 model years. Affecting over 1.3 million pick ups in Canada, U.S., Mexico and other countries.
2012 – 2014 Ram 1500, 2500 and 2500 pick ups and 3500, 4500 and 5500 Chassis cabs.
Affected: 1.06 million vehicles in U.S., 236,000 in Canada, 26,500 in Mexico and an additional 23,600 in places around the world.
A potential electrical problem linked to the steering-wheel wiring harness. The harness can come in contact with an airbag retainer spring, and overtime the spring may wear through the harness, causing a short-circuit that could cause the driver’s side airbag to deploy without warning.
There has been two injuries related to this issue. FCA says that in the vehicles that are equipped with Ram’s Electronic Vehicle Information Center, owners may be forewarned of the problem via an airbag warning light.
2014 – 2015 Ram 1500 Quad Cab pick ups (built between August 26, 2013 and August 8, 2015)
Affected: 188,000 in the U.S.
Some of the vehicles have side-curtain airbags that may not overlap the truck’s rear support pillar during an accident. They may not properly restrain passengers in the pickup’s back seat, thus increasing the chances that the person may be ejected from the truck.
Currently there are no instances of this problem reported to FCA.
2013 Ram 3500 pick ups, 2014 Ram 2500/3500 pickups, 3500 Chassis Cabs
Affected: 20,603 Units in Canada, 156,500 in U.S., 13,300 in Mexico and 3,200 elsewhere.
Some of the bracket welds in the heavy-duty trucks may have been improperly fused, which could cause separation. If this happens, the drivers will still be able to steer their trucks but the response will be diminished.
FCA is aware of one incident, but no injuries.