Multiple recalls for Dodge Ram in Australia

Multiple recalls for Dodge Ram in Australia

Owners of Dodge Ram pick-up trucks purchased via Australian importers Performax International are being asked to return their vehicles to have four separate issues attended to.

In all there are four Dodge Ram recalls current, all are being overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

The ACCC advises that the RAM is being recalled to fix an issue with the front suspension track bar frame bracket, diesel fuel heater, Occupant Restraint Control (ORC) module and a steering wheel wire harness.

Dodge Ram Front Suspension Track Bar Frame Recall

RAM 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty Pick-up Trucks sold in Australia by Performax between the 1st of January 2012 and the 31st of December 2015 are affected.

The ACCC advises that the front suspension track bar frame bracket may have been improperly welded to the frame rail during the manufacturing process.

The front suspension track bar frame bracket welds may break and allow the front suspension track bar frame bracket to separate from the frame rail. A separated front suspension track bar frame bracket will cause diminished steering response and could cause a crash without warning.

Dodge Ram Diesel Fuel Heater Recall

RAM 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty Pick-up Trucks sold by Performax between the 1st of January 2010 and the 5th of September 2013 are affected.

The ACCC advises that the diesel fuel heater electrical connector may overheat and cause a fuel leak.

The diesel fuel heater housing at the fuel heater electrical connector may overheat, leading to the failure of the O-rings that seal the male electrical terminals in the diesel fuel filter/heater assembly. A leaking diesel fuel filter/heater could cause under-hood smoke and/or an engine compartment fire.

Dodge Ram Occupant Restraint Control (ORC) Module Recall

RAM 2500 Heavy Duty Pick-up Trucks sold by Performax between the 1st of January 2013 and the 26th of January 2016 are affected.

The ACCC advises that the Occupant Restraint Control (ORC) module software on the above vehicles may contain side impact calibrations that are overly sensitive.

Inadvertent Side Airbag Inflatable Curtain (SABIC), seat airbag, and/or seatbelt pre-tensioner deployment during certain driving conditions may increase the risk of a crash and/or vehicle occupant injury.

Dodge Ram Steering Wheel Wire Harness Recall

RAM 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty Pick-up Trucks sold between the 1st of January 2012 and the 7th of October 2014 are affected.

The ACCC advises that the steering wheel wire harness may become chafed by the driver airbag module retainer spring ends.

A chafed steering wheel wire harness could cause an electrical short and/or an inadvertent driver airbag deployment. Inadvertent driver airbag deployment, during certain driving conditions, may increase the risk of a crash and/or vehicle occupant injury.

Owners of Dodge Ram pick-up trucks affected by the recalls should return their vehicle to Performax International for repair.

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