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Recall 17V302000

Rollover Side Curtain Air Bag And Seat Belt Pretensioner Will Not Deploy

Recall Details

Due to certain driving conditions, such as driving off road or in areas where debris strikes the vehicle, the roll rate sensor could trigger a fault within the occupant restraint controller (ORC). This would result in the rollover side curtain air bag and seat belt pretensioner not deploying in a crash. Dealers will update the ORC software free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The rollover side curtain air bag and seat belt pretensioner may become disabled from deploying due to a fault being set within the occupant restraint controller. This would increase risk of occupant injury in a crash.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Ram truck must be performed by a Ram dealership. Chrysler will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in June, 2017. If you do 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 incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Body, Interior & Misc., May 9, 2017

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
May 9, 2017
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
1,021,279
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
17V302000
Component
AIR BAGS

Summary
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2013-2016 Ram 1500, Ram 2500, and 2014-2016 Ram 3500 vehicles. Certain driving conditions, such as driving off-road or debris striking the vehicle may cause the roll rate sensor to trigger a fault within the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC). If this fault occurs, the rollover side curtain air bag and the seat belt pretensioner will be disabled from deploying.
Consequence
If the rollover side curtain air bags and seat belt pretensioners are disabled, there is an increased risk of injury to the vehicle occupants in the event of a crash that necessitates activation of these safety systems.
Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the ORC software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 23, 2017. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is T25.
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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