Texas product liability attorneys note Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling about 1.7 million of its Ram pickup trucks to check or repair wiring harnesses, airbags and steering components that may be faulty. The automaker issued three separate recalls that affect its popular Ram 1500 or larger heavy-duty trucks.
If you or a loved one has been in an accident involving a Fiat Chrysler Ram truck included in this recall, contact Attorney Group for Texas today to learn more about your options in a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation. If you wish to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated Texas product liability attorney.
Three Separate Recalls
According to USAToday.com, the September 10, 2015 recall is the largest of the three recalls. An estimated 1.1 million pickups sold in North America are being recalled because they may have steering-wheel wiring harnesses that wear because of contact with a spring. This contact may cause a short-circuit and could inadvertently set off the truck’s driver-side airbag. The wiring harness issues affect model-year 2012-2014 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups and 3500, 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cabs.
The second Fiat Chrysler recall involves about 190,337 Ram heavy-duty trucks in North America. The automaker needs to inspect and repair bracket welds that could affect steering. Some of the welds for the steering components could separate. This recall affects certain 2013 Ram 3500 pickups, 2014 Ram 2500/3500 pickups and 3500 Chassis Cabs.
The third recall involves 188,000 model-year 2014 and 2015 Ram 1500 Quad Cab pickups. The recall is necessary to make the side-curtain air-bags compliant with a federal regulation to reduce the risk of a rear occupant being ejected during a rollover. Fiat Chrysler is in the process of notifying Ram owners and repairs will be performed at no cost according to the news report.
Injured Parties May Be Entitled to Compensation
Automakers have a duty to make vehicles that are safe. If an automaker fails to fulfill this duty, and the vehicle causes injury, the automaker could be held liable for the damages that may result.
Drivers or passengers who have been injured in accidents caused by a defective car part may be entitled to compensation, including:
- Medical expenses
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
- Loss of income or ability to work
Family members of those killed may be able to pursue claims for their loved one’s wrongful death, including:
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish from the loss of a loved one
- Loss of a loved one’s financial support
- Funeral expenses
Those affected by these recalls are encouraged to speak with a Texas product liability attorney to learn more about their rights and remedies.
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