1.7 Million Ram Pickup Trucks Recalled
Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Sep 15, 2015 in Auto Accidents
Fiat Chrysler has recalled 1.7 million Ram heavy-duty pickup trucks including multiple models manufactured between 2012 and 2014. The recall was issued to inspect and fix wiring harnesses, airbags and steering components that could be faulty.
The largest recall includes more than one million Ram 1500 and larger trucks and Chassis Cabs whose steering wheel wiring harness can wear down after repeated rubbing against a spring. The concern is that this can cause the airbag to set off inadvertently. So far, the company is aware of two injuries, but no accidents associated with this defect.
Approximately 188,000 2014 and 2015 Ram 1500 Quad Cab pickup trucks have also been recalled to replace side-curtain airbags that are not compliant with federal regulations. These airbags are important as they help prevent rear passengers from being ejected from a vehicle during a crash. No injuries have been reported for this issue.
Another 190,000 vehicles have also been recalled to inspect the bracket welds in the steering wheel that have been shown to disconnect and affect steering capabilities. Select models of the Ram pickup truck and Chassis Cabs are affected by this problem and only one accident without injuries has been reported.
The automaker is already under strict scrutiny from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for its poor handling of a number of auto recalls earlier this year. In July, the NHTSA issued a record-breaking $105 million fine against Fiat Chrysler for its poor response to the problem.
This year has seen more auto recalls than any year previously between Takatas defective airbags, General Motors faulty ignition switch, and other recalls. The product liability lawyers at Phillips Law Group believe in holding these negligent manufacturers liable for their faulty products.
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