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May 16, 2017

FIAT CHRYSLER recall * USA: 1 million Ram trucks vehicles recalled

* Michigan - More than 1 million Ram trucks recalled due to air bag issue


--- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling approximately 1 million Ram pickups in North America due to a software glitch that could prevent side air bags and seatbelts from deploying during a rollover... The company's U.S. division said Friday that it is aware of one death, two injuries and two accidents that may be related to the problem... After some trucks experience significant underbody impact, a computer module may incorrectly determine that one of its sensors has failed, temporarily disabling the side air bag and seat belt pretensioner, the company said... If the vehicle is turned off and then back on, those restraints become functional again... The company plans to reprogram the software in affected vehicles free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 23... 
(Photo - Fiat Chrysler's U.S. division is recalling approximately 1 Ram million trucks because of a potential software glitch that could be experienced during a vehicle rollover. The recall includes certain 2013-16 Ram 1500 and 2500 pickups and 2014-2016 Ram 3500 pickups in the U.S. It also affects about 216,007 vehicles in Canada, 21,668 in Mexico and 21,530 outside the NAFTA region)   --  Auburn Hills, MICH, USA - Associated Press/The Chicago Tribune - 12 May 2017

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