AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Fiat Chrysler is recalling approximately 1 million Ram pickups in North America due to a software glitch that could prevent side airbags 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.
The recall includes some 2013-16 Ram 1500 and 2500 pickups and 2014-2016 Ram 3500 pickups. It also affects about 216,007 vehicles in Canada, 21,668 in Mexico and 21,530 outside the NAFTA region.
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.
More stories you may like on 7News
Patients evacuated from islands damaged by Hurricane Maria are being brought to hospitals in South Carolina.
Metro police are on the scene of a church shooting around 11 a.m. Sunday at 3891 Pin Hook Road at the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ.
A man is dead after a collision between a motorcycle and box truck in Asheville early Sunday morning.
After Jermaine West’s killer was found guilty of murder, West’s family and friends are still searching for closure as they continue to searc…
Customers on two roads in Calhoun Falls are under a boil water advisory, Saturday.