Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 1.7 million trucks for steering wheel and airbag issues, the company said Thursday.
Lastly, 188,000 Ram 1500 Quad Cab pickups are also part of the alert.
Dealing with elevated scrutiny by US security regulators following a report yr of automotive security recollects in 2014, manufactures are beneath higher strain to get forward of security defects earlier than the U.S. Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration calls for recollects.
FCA Australia will begin reviewing specific customer complaints, namely those made between 1 January 2013 and 31 December 2014 that did not result in a satisfactory resolution. Those trucks are models 1500, 2500 and 3500. The carmaker is aware of two related injuries to this condition but no accidents.
Check if your vehicle is affected by the recall here. A total of 1.73 million Ram pickups are affected over three separate recalls.
This recall is meant to address manufacturing problems with select Ram heavy-duty trucks – specifically, “bracket welds that may lead to diminished steering response”, according to FCA.
If the weld fails, steering components can come apart and cause reduced steering capability, the company said in a statement.
FCA knows of one accident linked to the problem, but no injuries.
To solve this particular issue, the company said dealers should install a reinforcement bracket when it is necessary. The 2014 Ram 1500, for instance, has been recalled nine times.
Fiat Chrysler said the 2014 Ram was well received by customers and contributed to the pickup truck’s 24 percent sales gain over 2013.