The Ram pickup trucks are being recalled in Australia over an issue that could cause the loss of airbag deployment.
The defect: the Occupant Restraint Control (ORC) module on a number of vehicles may activate a diagnostic trouble code (DTC). This is due to external stimulus which disables the ORC ability to sense vehicle rollover events.
The hazards: in the event the ORC module is disabled for a rollover situation, the loss of air bag deployment capability during a crash may increase the risk of injury or death.
- RAM 1500, 2500 and 3500 Trucks
Number of vehicles affected: 6 (Australian figure)
Owners should: owners should contact their authorized RAM Truck dealer who will inspect and reprogram the ORC module with new software.
- PRA Number: 2017/16172