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Recall Roundup: FCA Recalls More Than 1 Million Ram Pickups to Update Safety Software

Recall Roundup: FCA Recalls More Than 1 Million Ram Pickups to Update Safety Software

By Joseph Dobrian, May 17, 2017

During the past week, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), Volkswagen Group of America (VW), and other automakers issued recalls that affect well over 1 million vehicles from the 2013 through 2017 model years. The largest of these recalls comes from FCA and affects more than 1 million Ram 1500, 2500, and 3500 pickup trucks.
2016 Ram 1500 Laramie Limited Crew Cab 4x4 photo

Details for each safety recall follow, in alphabetical order by car brand.

2017 Acura RDX
2017 Honda CR-V

  • Number of vehicles affected: unknown
  • Issue: The certification labels were printed with ink that may be inadvertently wiped away with an alcohol solvent.
  • Remedy: Honda and Acura will notify owners, and dealers will replace the certification label free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is planned to begin May 22, 2017. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138.
  • Manufacturer recall number: KF3, KF4
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V256000


2015 Audi A3 2.0T Quattro

  • Number of vehicles affected: 2,091
  • Issue: The safety certification label has an incorrect vehicle production date.
  • Remedy: Audi will notify owners, and dealers will install an overlay label containing the correct vehicle production date free of charge.
  • Timing: The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834.
  • Manufacturer recall number: 51F5
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V280000


2013-2017 Audi Q5
2013-2015 Audi Q7

  • Number of vehicles affected: 240,487
  • Issue: These gasoline-powered vehicles have a fuel pump flange that may crack, allowing fuel to leak.
  • Remedy: Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel pump flange if cracks are present. Flanges that do not have cracks will have a protective film applied. These repairs will be performed free of charge to the vehicle owner.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin July 2, 2017. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834.
  • Manufacturer recall number: 20Z8
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V298000


2017 Jaguar XE

  • Number of vehicles affected: unknown
  • Issue: The fuel return hose may leak.
  • Remedy: Jaguar will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel return hose free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin June 19, 2017. Owners may contact Jaguar customer service at 1-800-452-4827.
  • Manufacturer recall number: H016
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V286000


2017 Porsche Macan, Macan GTS
2015-2017 Porsche Macan S, Macan Turbo

  • Number of vehicles affected: 51,497
  • Issue: The fuel pump flange may crack, allowing fuel to leak.
  • Remedy: Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the flanges, replacing any that are cracked. Flanges that aren't cracked will have a protective film applied. These repairs will be performed free of charge to the vehicle owner.
  • Timing: The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Porsche customer service at 1-800-767-7243.
  • Manufacturer recall number: AH06
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V289000


2013-2016 Ram 1500
2013-2016 Ram 2500
2014-2016 Ram 3500

  • Number of vehicles affected: 1,021,279
  • Issue: Certain driving conditions, such as driving off road, or debris striking the vehicle may cause the roll-rate sensor to trigger a fault within the occupant restraint controller (ORC). If this fault occurs, the rollover side curtain air bag and the seat belt pre-tensioner will be disabled from deploying.
  • Remedy: FCA will notify owners, and dealers will update the ORC software free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin June 23, 2017. Owners may contact FCA customer service at 1-800-853-1403.
  • Manufacturer recall number: T25
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V302000


2016-2017 Volkswagen CC

  • Number of vehicles affected: 23
  • Issue: Incorrect front-seat head restraints (rests) may have been installed, possibly resulting in the seat occupant's head being inadequately restrained in the event of a crash.
  • Remedy: VW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front-seat head restraints free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin in June 2017. Owners may contact VW customer service at 1-800-893-5298.
  • Manufacturer recall number: 72G5
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V287000

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