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Όπως ανακοίνωνε η Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, ανακαλούνται 2 εκατ. αυτοκίνητα της Ram λόγω προβλημάτων στου αερόσακους. Ουσιαστικά υπάρχουν δύο ανακλήσεις, με την πρώτη να επηρεάζει τα 2013-2015 Ram 1500, 2500, και 3500. Σε αυτά, το καλιμπράρισμα του αισθητήρα των πλευρικών αερόσακων έχει υπερβολικά ευαίσθητες ρυθμίσεις και ως εκ τούτου, οι πλευρικοί αερόσακοι μπορεί να ενεργοποιηθούν ακόμη και σε περιπτώσεις που δεν χρειάζεται.

Η δεύτερη ανάκληση αφορά την πλεξούδα της καλωδίωσης του αερόσακου του οδηγού στα 2012-2014 Ram 1500, 2500, 3500, 4500 και 5500, που τρίβεται πάνω στο ελατήριο συγκράτησης του αερόσακου, κάτι που θα μπορούσε να οδηγήσει σε βραχυκύκλωμα.

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Statement: Occupant Restraint Control Module

July 25, 2015 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – FCA US LLC is conducting a voluntary safety recall to recalibrate control modules on approximately 667,406 U.S.-market trucks to prevent inadvertent side-curtain air-bag and seatbelt pre-tensioner deployment.

Modules in certain pickups may have calibrations with a low deployment threshold. The Company is aware of two potentially related injuries, both described as minor, but no accidents.

FCA US launched an investigation following customer complaints of advertent deployments, accounting for less than 0.005 percent of the population, almost all of which occurred when vehicle doors were slammed with excessive force. Further, engineers discovered the low deployment threshold is in four-door vehicles.

Affected are model-year 2013-2015 Ram 1500, 2500 and 2500 pickups. Additional vehicles numbering approximately 153,011 in Canada; 8,272 in Mexico and 14,847 outside the NAFTA region, also are included in campaign.

Affected customers will be advised when they may schedule service, which will be performed free of charge. In the interim, FCA US advises that owners of these vehicles exercise caution when closing doors.

Customers with questions or concerns may call the FCA US Customer Care Center at 1-800-853-1403.

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RECALL Subject : Inadvertent Side Air Bag Deployment Report Receipt Date: JUL 22, 2015 NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V460000 Component(s): AIR BAGS , SEAT BELTS Potential Number of Units Affected: 667,406 Manufacturer: Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

SUMMARY: Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Ram 1500, 2500, and 3500 trucks manufactured June 20, 2012, to January 26, 2015. In the affected vehicles, the side impact sensor calibrations may be overly sensitive, and as a result, the side air bag inflatable curtains and seat air bags may unexpectedly deploy and the seat belt pre-tensioners may activate.

CONSEQUENCE: Air bags that unexpectedly deploy increase the risk of a crash or injury.

REMEDY: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the Occupant Restraint Control module calibration, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler’s number for this recall is R23.

NOTES: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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RECALL Subject : Inadvertent Driver Air Bag Deployment Report Receipt Date: JUL 22, 2015 NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V459000 Component(s): AIR BAGS Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,060,531 Manufacturer: Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

SUMMARY: Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 Ram 1500, 2500, 3500, 4500, and 5500 trucks manufactured January 18, 2011, to October 7, 2014, and equipped with the Electronic Vehicle Information Center option. The affected vehicles have a steering wheel wiring harness that may rub against the driver air bag module retainer spring.

CONSEQUENCE: This abrasion may result in an electrical short that could cause driver’s frontal air bag to unexpectedly deploy. Inadvertent deployment of the air bag may increase the risk of injury and the possibility of a vehicle crash.

REMEDY: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect, repair as necessary, and secure the steering wheel wiring harness. Additionally, protective caps will be added to the air bag retainer spring ends. These repairs will be done free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 19, 2015. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler’s number for this recall is R36.

NOTES: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.