This is a big one. Once again we are talking about a huge automotive recall centered around air bags but this time it is not the airbag manufacturer that’s at fault but the vehicle maker. Fiat Chrysler will recall 1.3-million Ram pickup trucks due to a potentially fatal airbag flaw that needs to be corrected. The problem stems from a sensor that is located on the underside of the truck. Apparently in a wreck, the truck’s various computer systems can see an incorrect message that this sensor has failed and if that happens it will no cinch the belts down on occupants or fire off the side impact bags. One can see the seriousness of this when you consider a rollover style accident.
The trucks that will be involved here are 2013-16 Ram 1500 and 2500 pickups, and 2014-2016 Ram 3500 pickups. About a million of these trucks reside in the USA and the other few hundred thousands are outside of the country. If you own one, keep your eyes open for the recall notice because apparently they will be rolling out pretty quickly. It sounds to us as though the fix will be a software style “flash” so hopefully it is not too much of an ordeal to get it handled at the dealers.