2023 Ram 1500 recalled due to defective front seat

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The new entry-level Ram 1500 Big Horn pick-up has been recalled for a fault which could result in the front centre seat detaching.

Ram Trucks Australia has recalled 243 examples of its 2023 Ram 1500, due to a fault which could cause the pick-up’s centre front seat to detach in a crash.

The recall is understood to only affect the 1500 Big Horn variant, the entry-level variant of Ram’s pick-up, which launched in August this year.

The recall notice, lodged with the Department of Infrastructure, says: “Due to a manufacturing defect, the locking bracket installed to secure the centre front seat in the down position may not operate as intended.

“This seating position is not fitted with a seatbelt and could be used by an occupant if the locking bracket does not function correctly.

“In the event of a collision, an unrestrained occupant would be exposed to the risk of serious injury or death.”

Date of recall notice 20 December 2023
Make Ram
Model 1500 Big Horn
Year 2023
Vehicles affected 243
VIN list Click here to download the list of affected VINs
Contact link Click here to contact the manufacturer

A full list of vehicle identification numbers for the 243 vehicles involved in the recall can be found here.

American Special Vehicles – the importer/converter of Ram pick-ups in Australia – has advised owners of affected vehicles to contact their authorised Ram dealership to arrange to have the centre seat inspected and rectified if necessarily, free of charge.

Owners have been told to not allow occupants to use the front centre seat until the repair is completed.

For more information, Ram 1500 Big Horn owners can contact Ram Trucks customer assist by calling 1300 681 655.

Jordan Mulach is Canberra/Ngunnawal born, currently residing in Brisbane/Turrbal. Joining the Drive team in 2022, Jordan has previously worked for Auto Action, MotorsportM8, The Supercars Collective and TouringCarTimes, WhichCar, Wheels, Motor and Street Machine. Jordan is a self-described iRacing addict and can be found on weekends either behind the wheel of his Octavia RS or swearing at his ZH Fairlane.

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