2014 Ram Power Wagon

Όπως ανακοίνωσε η FCA, εκτελεί πρόγραμμα ανάκλησης σε 1,05 εκατ. αυτοκίνητα της Ram επειδή σε αυτά υπάρχει το ενδεχόμενο να βραχυκυκλώσει η πλεξούδα της καλωδίωσης του αερόσακου του οδηγού, με αυτόν να αναπτύσσεται χωρίς να έχει προηγηθεί σύγκρουση.

Η πλεξούδα ενδεχομένως να έρχεται σε επαφή με το ελατήριο του αερόσακου, προκαλώντας έτσι φθορά στο καλώδιο, που ενδεχομένως θα οδηγήσει σε βραχυκύκλωμα. Μέχρι σήμερα, η FCA γνωρίζει δύο τέτοια περιστατικά που προέρχονται από το συγκεκριμένο πρόβλημα, ευτυχώς χωρίς να έχει τραυματιστεί κάποιος άνθρωπος. Η FCA θα επιθεωρήσει όλα τα εμπλεκόμενα οχήματα (2012-2014 Ram 1500, 2500, 3500, 3500 Chassis Cabs, 4500 Chassis Cabs, 5500 Chassis Cabs) και όπου χρίζει σκόπιμο, θα αντικαταστήσει την πλεξούδα καλωδίωσης.

Επιπλέον η Ram ανακαλεί 188.000 Ram 1500 Quad Cab 2014-2015 επειδή οι πλευρικοί αερόσακοι κουρτίνας δεν εφάπτονται πλήρως με τις πίσω κολόνες όταν αναπτύσσονται, παραβιάζοντας έτσι τους ομοσπονδιακούς κανονισμούς των Η.Π.Α, ενώ ανακαλεί επιπλέον 156.498 Ram 3500 του 2013 και  Ram 2500, 3500, και 3500 Chassis Cabs του 2014 επειδή οι συγκολλήσεις σε ορισμένα μέρη του συστήματος διεύθυνσης ενδέχεται να ανοίξουν λόγω ανεπαρκείς σύντηξης. Σε περίπτωση που οι συγκολλήσεις σπάσουν ο οδηγός δεν χάνει το σύστημα διεύθυνσης, αλλά αυτό αποκτά μικρότερη απόκριση. Για την ώρα έχει αναφερθεί ένα μικρό ατύχημα που οφείλεται στο συγκεκριμένο πρόβλημα χωρίς να υπάρξουν τραυματισμοί.

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Statement: Steering-wheel Wiring Harness

September 10, 2015 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – FCA US LLC is conducting a voluntary safety recall to inspect and service, as required, wiring harnesses in an estimated 1.06 million U.S.-market trucks.

Investigation by FCA US discovered certain trucks may have steering-wheel wiring harnesses that wear because of contact with a spring. Such wear may cause a short-circuit that may lead to inadvertent driver-side air-bag deployment.

The Company is aware of two related injuries, but no accidents. An analysis of warranty data linked to steering-wheel wiring harnesses determined less than one percent of all such repairs involved inadvertent air-bag deployment.

The condition, which may be signaled by illumination of the air-bag warning light, relates to vehicles equipped with an Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) and may not be present in every vehicle subject to the recall. But FCA US will, at no charge to customers, inspect every affected vehicle and, as required, tie back its wiring harness and install protective caps on its air-bag retainer spring-ends.

Affected are certain model-year 2012-2014 Ram 1500, 2500 and 2500 pickups and 3500, 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cabs. Additional vehicles numbering approximately 235,925 in Canada; 26,543 in Mexico and 23,635 outside the NAFTA region, also will be recalled.

Notices are now being mailed to advise affected customers when they may schedule service. FCA US urges all customers to read their notices and respond accordingly.

Alternately, customers may visit http://recalls.mopar.com/ or https://vinrcl.safercar.gov/vin/ to determine if their vehicles are included in this campaign.

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

Statement: Side-curtain Air-bag

September 10, 2015 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – FCA US LLC is recalling an estimated 188,000 trucks in the U.S. to make their side-curtain air-bags compliant with a federal regulation to reduce the risk of rear occupant ejection during a rollover.

The Company is unaware of any related injuries, accidents or complaints. And all FCA US vehicles are equipped with Electronic Stability Control (ESC), which reduces the risk of rollovers.

The recall involves model-year 2014 and 2015 Ram 1500 Quad Cab pickups. Affected owners will be advised when they may schedule service, which will be performed at no cost to them.

FCA US advises vehicle occupants to wear their seatbelts, as NHTSA and other safety advocates recommend for occupants of all vehicles.

Customers may also call the FCA US Customer Information Center at 1-800-853-1403.

RECALL Subject : Side Air Bag may Deploy Improperly

Report Receipt Date: AUG 21, 2015 NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V534000 Component(s): AIR BAGS Potential Number of Units Affected: 188,047 All Products Associated with this Recall Vehicle Make Model Model Year(s) RAM 1500 2014-2015 Details

Manufacturer: Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

SUMMARY: Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Ram 1500 Quad Cab trucks manufactured August 26, 2013, to August 8, 2015. The affected vehicles are equipped with side air bag inflatable curtains (SABIC) that may not fully overlap the C-pillars in the event of a vehicle crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 226, “Ejection Mitigation.”

CONSEQUENCE: In the event of a vehicle crash, if a SABIC does not inflate as intended, there is an increased risk of injury to the rear seat occupant.

REMEDY: The remedy for this recall is still under development. 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 R47.

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.

Bracket Welds

September 10, 2015 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – FCA US LLC is recalling an estimated 156,498 heavy-duty trucks in the U.S. to inspect and repair, as required, bracket welds that may lead to diminished steering response.

An investigation by FCA US discovered certain supplied steering components may have welds with insufficient fusion. This may lead to separation, which may affect steering; capability remains, but with diminished response.

The Company is unaware of any related injuries. FCA US is aware of a single minor accident related to the condition.

Affected are certain 2013 Ram 3500 pickups, 2014 Ram 2500/3500 pickups and 3500 Chassis Cabs. Additional vehicles, estimated to number 20,603 in Canada and 13,236 in Mexico, are also subject to recall. The Mexico population includes certain 2014 Ram 1500 pickups exclusive to that market.

An estimated 3,241 vehicles outside the NAFTA region also are affected.

Affected customers will be advised next month to contact their dealers and schedule an inspection. If warranted, the brackets will be repaired.

A second mailing will then advise customers to have their dealers install a reinforcement bracket, provided their vehicles were not repaired in the campaign’s first phase. All service will be performed at no cost.

Customers with additional questions may call the FCA US Customer Information Center at 1-800-853-1403.