Dodge Ram Vans and Wagons Recalled
17 February 1999Dodge Ram Vans and Wagons Recalled
AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Feb. 17 -- DaimlerChrysler today announced the voluntary recall of 328,500 Dodge full-size Ram Vans and Wagons to replace airbag electronic control modules. The recall action involves two groups of vehicles, covering 1998 and 1995-1997 model years. The first group, affecting 54,500 model year 1998 vehicles, involves the inadvertent deployment of the airbags if a metal object strikes the control module under certain circumstances. The control module is located beneath the driver's seat. The recall was prompted by reports received during the van conversion process. The second group affects 274,000 model year 1995-1997 vehicles and the inadvertent deployment of the driver's airbag if the control module becomes corroded. The corrosion is caused by water running across the floor mat and into the module. There have been no reports of fatalities or serious injuries and customers are not at imminent risk. Owners of the 1998 model year vehicles will be notified of the recall this week. Owners of the 1995-1997 model year vehicles will be notified next month. The airbag control modules will be replaced and protective covers installed at no charge. If the airbag warning light goes on before customers receive a letter, they should visit their dealers as soon as possible.