Dodge Rams recalled over potentially deadly software glitch
Chrysler is recalling more than a million Dodge Ram pickup trucks due to a glitch that could be deadly.
The glitch could prevent side air bags and seatbelts from deploying in the event of a rollover crash.
The company says they are aware of 1 death, 2 injuries and 2 accidents that may be related to the issue. The software can incorrectly determine that a sensor has failed due to a "significant underbody impact," which could happen if one of the trucks strikes road debris, rocks or other obstacles.
The recall includes some 2013 to 2016 Ram 1500 and 2500 pickups, as well as 2014 to 2016 Ram 3500 trucks.
To prevent the problem from reoccurring, Chrysler will need to reprogram the on-board sensor.
The maker plans to notify owners as soon as possible and begin making repairs June 23rd. The fix will be free.