Ram 1500 Big Horn Recall Issued Due to Front Seat Safety Hazard

Matt Brand
December 21, 2023
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Ram Trucks Australia has issued a recall for 243 units of its 1500 Big Horn model. This recall, necessitated by a manufacturing defect in the front seats, is aimed at preventing potential injury risks to occupants.

The recall focuses on a malfunctioning locking bracket designed to secure the centre front seat in its down position. Unfortunately, due to the defect, this bracket may not operate as intended. Compounding the issue is the absence of a seatbelt in this seating position, which could lead to occupants using the seat despite the risks involved.

The primary concern with this defect lies in the safety of passengers. In the event of a collision, an occupant in the centre front seat, lacking proper restraint, would be exposed to a heightened risk of serious injury or death.

  • Affected Vehicles: The recall affects a total of 243 vehicles from the 2023 model year. A list of effected VINs can be downloaded here, and the original recall can be found here.
  • Inspection and Repair: Owners of these vehicles are advised to contact their authorised RAM dealership immediately. The dealership will inspect the centre seat and perform necessary rectifications at no cost.
  • Safety Precaution: Until the issue is resolved, Ram Trucks Australia strongly advises against using the centre front seat for passengers.

Ram Trucks Australia is committed to addressing this issue promptly and has made provisions for customer support. Owners can reach out to RAM Trucks Customer Assist at 1300 681 655 for additional information and assistance.

Matt Brand
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