RECALL: Ram Recalls 37 2022 MY Ram 1500s For Missing Airbag Sensor

B-Pillar Impact Sensor May Be Missing...

Stellantis (FCA US, LLC) is recalling approximately 37 units of its 2022 Ram 1500 (DT) pickups due to B-pillar impact sensors that may be missing. The issue could result in delayed airbag deployment or non-deployment. Airbags that do not deploy as intended to increase the risk of injury in a crash.

2022 Ram 1500 Limited Longhorn Crew Cab 4×4 Off-Road. (Ram).

If the B-pillar impact sensor is missing, the vehicle will sound a chime, display a cluster message at start-up, and constantly display an airbag warning light. If these warnings are not heeded, and the vehicle is involved in a side impact, delayed airbag deployment or non-deployment may increase the risk of occupant injury.

FCA US says the suspect period began on April 11th, 2022, when a B-pillar impact sensor shortage started, and ended on April 13th, 2022, when the shortage ended. The automaker said it used field data and vehicle production records to determine the suspect period.

2022 Ram 1500 Limited – front and side airbag. (Ram).
Recall Chronology –
  • On October 25th, 2022, the FCA US LLC (“FCA US”) Technical Safety and Regulatory Compliance (“TSRC”) organization opened an investigation into 2022 Ram 1500 vehicles being assembled without B-pillar impact sensors.
  • From October 2022 through March 2023, FCA US TSRC reviewed vehicle assembly and shipping records and met with FCA US manufacturing and engineering to determine if vehicles were released from the assembly plant without B-pillar impact sensors.
  • As of April 3rd, 2023, FCA US has identified zero customer assistance records, 13 warranty claims, and zero field reports potentially related to this issue for all markets, with dates of receipt ranging from April 25th, 2022, to September 23rd, 2022.
  • As of April 3rd, 2023, FCA US is not aware of any accidents or injuries potentially related to this issue for all markets.
  • On April 6th, 2023, FCA US determined, through the Vehicle Regulations Committee, to conduct a voluntary safety recall of the affected vehicles.
2022 Ram 1500 Limited Longhorn Crew Cab 4×4 Off-Road. (Ram).

Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, install the B-pillar impact sensors free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on June 2nd, 2023. Owners may contact FCA US, LLC customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US, LLC’s number for this recall is 33A.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) or go to www.nhtsa.gov.


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