Fiat Chrysler recalls more than 1.5M trucks to fix air bag issue

FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2015 file photo, Ram pickup trucks are on display on the lot at Landmark Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM in Morrow, Ga. The major automakers report April sales on Friday, May 1, 2015. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

DETROIT (AP) – Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 1.5 million trucks to fix problems with side-impact and driver’s air bags.

The biggest of two recalls announced Thursday covers 1.35 million Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups and 3500, 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cabs, mainly in North America. They’re from 2012 through 2014.

Some may have steering wheel wires that can wear from hitting a spring. That can cause a short circuit that could make the driver’s air bag inflate without a crash. Dealers will isolate wires and put caps on the springs.

The second recall covers 188,000 Ram Quad Cab pickups in the U.S. from 2014 and 2015.

The side air bags don’t meet regulations that protect rear passengers in a rollover crash.

Owners will be told when to make an appointment to fix the problem.

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