Chrysler Group Recalls 22,115 Ram C/V Cargo Vans
Software Update Will Fix Potential Inadvertent Airbag Deployment
Just one day after Chrysler Group announced that it would recall the Ram ProMaster for a head restraint issue, the company is announcing that it will be recalling 22,115 2013-2015 Ram C/V Tradesman vehicles, the small cargo vans based on the Dodge Grand Caravan.
The recall pertains to the small van’s side-curtain and/or thorax airbag sensors. According to a press release from Chrysler, certain vehicle configurations specific to the cargo van involve removing rear audio and climate-control components near the airbag sensors. The resulting gaps might generate a resonance, which can cause inadvertent airbag deployment. Rough roads and loaded roof racks may exaggerate that resonance. A repair is imminent, and owners will soon be notified of when they can have their cargo vans fixed, free of charge, obviously.
The Chrysler press release emphasizes that the company is unaware of any accidents or injuries related to the recall, much like yesterday’s recall of the ProMaster. As with the larger van, the recall is likely a measure to prevent any injuries or incidents.
2014 is proving to be a record year for recalls. For example, in all of 2004, 33 million vehicles were recalled, which set a record for the most recalls in a single year. However, through just the first seven months of 2014, nearly 40 million vehicles have been recalled, handily beating 2004’s record with five months to spare. General Motors is bearing the brunt of it, with nearly 30 million vehicles recalled as of October 1.
Source: Chrysler Group