An airbag issue associated with Ram pickups led to a recall, news outlets report. According to the firm, the side curtain airbag inflators could experience a rupture due to manufacturing issues, increasing the risk of personal injury as debris from the inflators could explode into the passenger cabin.
While this recall is unrelated to the massive Takata airbag recall, the potential risk of explosion could lead to similar issues.
Thousands Of Ram Pickups Can Expose Occupants To Serious Personal Injury Risks
The 212,373 vehicles impacted by this recall were fitted with curtain airbag inflators that were “contaminated by moisture” during the manufacturing process, officials said. The moisture can lead to rupture of the airbags even in the absence of a collision, which could increase the risk of accidents. But what’s particularly concerning about this recall, is that the explosion of the airbag inflators can cause debris to be blown into the vehicle’s cabin, exposing occupants to serious injury risks.
If you own a 2015 through 2020 Ram 2500 or 3500 pickup trucks, 3500 cab-chassis trucks, or previous-generation Ram 1500 pickups (Ram Classic), the firm should be contacting you in the near future to urge you to schedule a visit to have the airbags replaced for free. A specific date for the notification campaign was not yet revealed.
So far, the firm has learned of at least one report of airbag inflator rupture associated with the recalled vehicles. No injuries were reported.
Do not wait until you or a loved one is injured to act. Have this issue addressed as soon as possible. If you have any questions or concerns about this recall, you may contact Ram by phone at 800–853–1403. You may also visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recalls site to look for any open recalls associated with your vehicle.
For more on this recall, follow this link.