1 Million Ram Trucks Recalled for Potentially Deadly Issue

Jodi Lai
by Jodi Lai

FCA is recalling about 1 million Ram pickup trucks in the U.S. due to a software issue that could prevent air bags from deploying.

Certain model year 2013 to 2016 Ram 1500 and 2500 pickups and 2014 to 2016 Ram 3500 trucks are affected by the recall, which is linked to one death, two injuries and two accidents, according to the automaker.

The issue involves faulty software that helps control the deployment of restraint systems in rollover situations. In affected trucks, the software may incorrectly conclude that a sensor has failed, which will then disable the side air bags and seatbelt pretensioners for that ignition cycle.

This recall affects about 216,007 vehicles in Canada, 21,668 in Mexico, and 21,530 outside NAFTA regions. FCA will notify customers of the recall and be advised when they can schedule service.

Jodi Lai
Jodi Lai

Jodi has been obsessed with cars since she was little and has been an automotive journalist for the past 12 years. She has a Bachelor of Journalism from Ryerson University in Toronto, is a member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC), and a jury member for the prestigious North American Car/Truck/Utility Vehicle of the Year (NACTOY). Besides hosting videos, and writing news, reviews and features, Jodi is the Editor-in-Chief of AutoGuide.com and takes care of the site's day-to-day operations.

More by Jodi Lai

Join the conversation