As The Consumer Auto Advocate, want to make sure you’re aware of a recent widespread recall of Ram pickups. A software error has been linked to one fatal crash and two injuries, so it’s important that this be corrected. An airbag in a 2014 Ram 1500 failed to deploy in a rollover crash.
If you have a 2013 – 2016 Ram 1500 or Ram 2500 pick-up, get it checked. Likewise, if you have a 2014 – 2016 Ram 3500 pickup. Over 1,020,000 trucks are affected by this recall in the United States. The recall is expected to begin in late June.
What’s required of you?
You can wait until the manufacturer sends you a recall notice and then call the closest dealership. Or, you can contact the closest Chrysler / Ram dealership to you now, and schedule a repair. Repairs are done free of charge to you, so no worries that correcting the problem will be costly. And usually recalls are corrected / repaired fairly easily.
Recalls are fairly frequent lately. To stay on top of any that could affect your vehicles, check out www.recalls.gov/nhtsa.html. At this website, they not only list Motor Vehicle recalls, but also equipment and child safety seats. Simply enter the vehicle manufacturer and model to check on recalls for your car or light truck. For Child Safety Seats, recalls are listed from as far back as 1990 to 2017 by manufacturer. For motor vehicle equipment recalls, simply enter by the vehicle or equipment producer and/or model. You can also check for your specific car by entering your VIN Number, which is found by looking in the driver’s side windshield.
It takes a couple minutes of effort to ensure your vehicle and equipment is safe and recall repairs aren’t required. And if they are, it doesn’t cost you a thing to have them repaired. It’s well worth it to protect yourself and your loved ones.
Happy and safe driving!