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Fiat Chrysler Recalls 1.7 Million Vehicles, Most in US

FCA will recall several million Dodge Ram pickups from the four most recent model years for a variety of fixes, some of which deal with updated regulation compliance.

The American arm of Fiat Chrysler arm announced the recall of more than 1.7 million cars and trucks on Thursday for problems that include air bag risks, bad welds and electrical wiring risks.

FCA US said it was recalling 1.35 million 2012-2014 Ram pickups and other trucks. That recall is in order to inspect and fix steering wheel wiring harnesses, which can wear to the point of causing a short circuit that could inadvertently deploy the driver’s air bag.

Chrysler said it knew of two injuries due to the problem, but no accidents.

Another 194,000 heavy-duty Ram trucks from the 2013 and 2014 model years are being recalled for poor welds on steering assembly components, which FCA said might lead to them breaking apart and affect the steering. The company said it only knew of one “minor” accident due to the problem and no injuries.

In addition, 188,000 2014 and 2015 model year Ram pickups are being recalled to adjust the side-curtain airbags “to reduce the risk of rear occupant ejection during a rollover.”

FCA said it was unaware of any accidents or complaints over the issue and was just adjusting the airbags to make them compliant with regulations.

Copyright Agence France-Presse, 2015

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