2014 Ram ProMaster Recalled for Head Restraint Issue
Chrysler Group announced today that about 31,000 Ram ProMaster vans would be recalled. The vans may have been equipped with head restraints that “exceed the allowable gap between an occupant’s head and the restraint,” according to the recall notice.
Ram is working with parts suppliers to get replacement parts to dealerships and service centers as quickly as possible. ProMaster owners will most likely be notified of the recall next month and advised about scheduling service then. As is the case with most late-model recalls, the head restraint replacement will be free of charge to the vans’ owners.
Chrysler Group says that it has not received any complaints or reports of injury or accident due to the head restraints, so the recall is likely a preventive measure.
Federal standards for headrests started tightening in 2005, setting minimum heights and sizes for head restraints. These standards also require that front head restraints rest within 55mm of the occupant’s head during an accident. Some manufacturers use active head restraints that move to cradle the head during a rear-impact collision; however, most cars (including the Ram ProMaster) employ a fixed head restraint.
Source: Chrysler Group