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RECALL: Ram 1500, 2500 trucks for airbag inflators


June 2, 2016
By Renée Francoeur


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June 2, 2016 – Chrysler has issued a recall on two of its Ram truck models, the 1500 (year 2004) and the 2500 (year 2005), due to airbag concerns.

The company says “long-term exposure to high absolute humidity and temperature, combined with high temperature cycling, could eventually degrade the propellant contained in the passenger frontal airbag.” This could cause the airbag to deploy with more force than normal.

Dealers will replace the airbag inflator to rectify the issue, Chrysler stated, noting that Canadian climate results in the propellant degrading slowly.

“The recall is being conducted as a precaution to address future risk, and is expected to replace airbag inflators before their function would be affected,” the company said.

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