Late model Ram, Sterling trucks swept up in Takata recall

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The hits just keep on coming in the Takata airbag recall.

Chrysler says it will recall certain model year 2004-2008 Ram 1500, 2005-2009 Ram 2500, 2006-2009 Ram 3500, 2007-2010 Ram 3500 Cab Chassis and 2008-2010 Ram 4500 and 5500 Cab Chassis over concerns may rupture.

Also affected are 2008-2009 Sterling 4500 and 5500 Cab Chassis.

These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. These inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling. An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Chrysler’s announcement brings the total number of vehicles recalled with Takata airbags –already the largest auto safety recall in American history – to more than 50 million.