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Dodge Ram 1500 Recall 06V353000

Chrysler Recalls 2006 Dodge Rams Due to Air Bag Problem

Body, Interior & Misc., October 20, 2006

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Summary:

Chrysler has recalled certain 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 models because the passenger air bag may deploy with excessive force when rear facing child seats are installed in the right front passenger seat position. This can increase the risk of injury to a child in the event of a crash. Dealers will replace the passenger air bag cushion and reprogram the occupant restraint controller.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2006

Manufacturer's Report Date: October 20, 2006

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06V353000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

Potential Number of Units Affected: 144,750

Summary: ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 208, 'OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION. THE PASSENGER AIR BAG MAY DEPLOY WITH EXCESSIVE FORCE WHEN CERTAIN MODEL REAR FACING CHILD SEATS ARE INSTALLED IN THE RIGHT FRONT PASSENGER SEAT POSITION.

Consequence: THIS CAN INCREASE THE RISK OF INJURY TO A CHILD SEAT OCCUPANT DURING CERTAIN CRASH CONDITIONS.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE PASSENGER AIR BAG CUSHION AND REPROGRAM THE OCCUPANT RESTRAINT CONTROLLER. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 20, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DAIMLER CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

Notes: DAIMLER CHRYSLER RECALL NO. F40. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

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