Fiat Chrysler is Recalling 1.25 million Ram pickup trucks due to a software error

The company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV announced its intention to withdraw worldwide, more than 1.25 million pickups. The reason was a bug in the software that blocks the function of the side airbags and the pretensioner seat belt in case the car rolls over as a result of hitting the bottom, for example, when hitting an obstacle or bump while driving on the road.

The manufacturer is going to reprogram on-Board computers of the revoked vehicles. A large part of the recalled vehicles — 1.02 million — is in the US. This pickup Ram 1500 and 2500, released from 2013 to 2016, pickups and Ram 3500, released from 2014 to 2016. Approximately 216 000 defective cars in Canada.

A review was undertaken on the results of the investigation into the accident, which killed one person and injured two more. In this case, the Ram 1500 pickup truck overturned, but the side airbags did not go off.

Source: Reuters

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