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Fiat Chrysler Recalling 1.25 Million Pickups

Fiat Chrysler Recalling 1.25 Million Pickups

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has announced a massive global recall of pickup trucks. The recall of 1.25 million vehicles relates to a software code error that has led to one fatal crash and two injuries, according to the company.

FCA reports that a software error code could trigger causing the side airbag and seatbelt pretensioner to temporarily disengage. The issue appears to occur during a specific set of circumstances, such as when the underbody of the vehicle is impacted, such as hitting road debris, and the vehicle subsequently rolls over.

The fix is, of course, a software update that will be performed by FCA dealerships.

Over 1 million of the recalled vehicles are in the U.S. as 2013-16 Ram 1500 and 2500, and 2014-16 Ram 3500 units. The remainder of the vehicles are in Canada, Mexico and other global markets. FCA says it will begin the recall in June.

FCA first reported the issue to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) back in December after it received notice of a lawsuit involving a 2014 Ram. After investigating the matter, the company has decided to issue the recall.


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AutoVerdict Senior Editor Nick Saporito began writing about cars at age 13. Nick ran a couple of automotive enthusiast sites for several years, before taking some time off to focus on his career and education. By day he's a marketing executive in the telecom world and by night he hangs out here at AV. You'll find him focusing on tech, design and the industry's future.
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  1. Andrew_L
    Software update isn't too bad but that's a ton of man hours going into that.
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