Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a recall on certain 2019 Ram 1500 models for their seat track assemblies. However, only 23 particular vehicles are part of the recall.
The seat track position sensor located on the manual passenger seat, may become loose and out of position. An out of position seat track position sensor may be unable to detect the full forward seat position preventing the Occupant Restraint Controller from choosing the desired passenger airbag deployment parameters.
A passenger airbag deploying with other than the desired parameters in a crash may result in an increased risk of injury to the passenger, if the seat is in the full forward position.
FCA US will conduct a Voluntary Safety Recall to inspect for a loose manual passenger seat track position sensor bracket and replace if necessary. FCA US has a longstanding policy and practice of reimbursing owners who have incurred the cost of repairing a problem that subsequently becomes the subject of a field action. To ensure consistency, FCA US, as part of the owner letter, will request that customers send the original receipt and/or
other adequate proof of payment to the company for confirmation of the expense.
FCA US will notify owners and dealers will inspect the passenger seat track position sensor bracket, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 9, 2019. Owners may contact FCA US’ customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA’s number for this recall is UB7.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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