Fiat Chrysler recalls some 250,000 trucks in Canada for airbag and steering issue
1.7 million in U.S. also affected in 3 separate recalls involving Dodge Rams and Chassis Cabs
Fiat Chrysler has recalled almost 250,000 pickup trucks in Canada and 1.7 million in the U.S. to fix problems that may affect driver-side airbag deployment and steering.
Fiat Chrysler says 235,925 trucks in Canada and 1.06 million trucks in the U.S. have been recalled to inspect and service a steering wheel harness that can become worn and cause inadvertent air bag deployment on the driver's side.
That recall affects Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks, as well as 3500, 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cabs. All are from the 2012 through 2014 model years. The company is aware of two accidents tied to the defect, but no injuries.
Another recall will inspect and service bracket welds that may reduce steering response, affecting nearly 193,600 vehicles worldwide, including 20,603 in Canada.
A third recall, of 188,000 trucks in the United States, is to ensure side-curtain air bags comply with U.S. regulations to reduce the risk of an occupant being ejected during a rollover.
It affects Ram 1500 Quad Cab pickups from 2014 and 2015.
More to come
With files from The Associated Press and The Canadian Press