If you have Chrysler trucks among your fleet, you may be impacted by two recent recalls. According to Tools of The Trade, on the heels of a recall earlier this year, the company has issued a new recall to address two separate problems that could lead to spontaneously deployment of front or side airbags. The current recall is isolated from the one that took place in May.
First, there's Recall R36, which applies to nearly 1 million Ram 1500, 2500, 3500, 4500, and 5500 trucks from 2012-2014 that are equipped with the Electronic Vehicle Information Center option. In affected vehicles, the the steering wheel wiring harness could rub against the driver air bag module retainer spring, which can cause an electrical short deploys the driver’s side air bag.
Recall R23 applies to certain 2013-2015 Ram 1500, 2500, and 3500 trucks. In these vehicles, a software issue in the modules that control the side curtain airbags and seatbelt pre-tensioner may cause the airbags to deploy for no reason.
Recall R36 was expected to begin September 19, while Recall R23 started September 9. Although Chrysler will notify owners, customers may contact customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Read More