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Dodge Ram 1500 Recall 06V353000

Chrysler Recalls 2006 Dodge Rams Due to Air Bag Problem

Recall Details

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.

Body, Interior & Misc., October 20, 2006

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
October 20, 2006
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
144,750
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
06V353000
Component
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

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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