Huge Recall Issued for Popular Vehicle with Malfunction Airbags

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June 07, 2019Jun 07, 2019

Fiat Chrysler is recalling nearly 343,000 Ram pickup trucks. The recall is worldwide and related to the vehicle's safety features. 

The air bags in the vehicle may not inflate in a crash. The recall covers the Ram 1500 mainly from the 2019 model year, although the company has a small number of 2020 models.

This is not due to a mechanical issue. Fiat Chrysler says a software error can inadvertently disable the air bags and a device that tightens seat belts before a crash.

FCA doesn't know of any crashes or injuries. They also say the problem is rare.

Nearly one-third of the 2019 U.S. models are still at dealers. Most of the recalled trucks are in North America.

Owners will be notified starting July 20. Dealers will either replace computers that control the airbags or update software.