Fiat Chrysler Automobiles now recalls worldwide over 1.25 million pickup trucks to address a software error that is associated to report two injuries and one crash death.
The flawed code disabled the side air bag and also the operation of the seat of belt pretensioners – that reduces the seat belt slack during impacts, while a vehicle rollover spurred by an impact of the significant underbody , such as striking debris on road or driving off-road, said the Italian-American automaker.
The company is ready to now reprogram the computer modules in the affected vehicles addressing this flaw.
An FCA spokesman said the incident likelihood was low, and this is because it requires a sequence of events to happen at a time to cause an incident.
However, there is no apparent proof that the error was the cause for the two accidents and this caused a fatality. Conversely, the automaker was proactively conducting the recall.
The spokesman did not say if the code was in-house produced or was bought from an FCA supplier, saying “we will not discuss the relationships with the supplier.”
Fiat Chrysler said it will start the recall in late June.
If the error code is seen in an affected vehicle while operating, the problem may be temporarily addressed by turning off and on the vehicle off, said the company.
The automaker informed the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that the investigation of this issue was begun in December after it received notice involving a 2014 Ram 1500 that had a failed airbag to deploy during a rollover crash.
The auto recalls growing numbers sparked the automaker about the software issues that controlled the vehicle functions through computers.