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Recall 15V534000

Side Air Bag Curtains Do Not Fully Protect Occupants

Recall Details

The side air bags do not fully protect occupants from risk of injury or ejection in an accident. Dealers will repair the concern free of charge (the specific remedy is not available as of the time of this writing).

Our Quick Take

The side air bag curtains do not properly cover the side of the vehicle when deployed in an accident. This increases the risk of occupant injury.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Ram truck must be performed by a Ram dealership. Chrysler notified known owners of affected vehicles beginning in 2015. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Ram dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Chrysler recall number is R47.

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., August 21, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
August 21, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
188,047
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V534000
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Ram 1500 Quad Cab trucks manufactured August 26, 2013, to August 8, 2015. The affected vehicles are equipped with side air bag inflatable curtains (SABIC) that may not fully overlap the C-pillars in the event of a vehicle crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 226, "Ejection Mitigation."
Consequence
In the event of a vehicle crash, if a SABIC does not inflate as intended, there is an increased risk of injury to the rear seat occupant.
Remedy
The remedy for this recall is still under development. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is R47.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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