WASHINGTON — Fiat-Chrysler is recalling an estimated 188,000 2014-'15 Ram 1500 Quad Cab pickup trucks in the U.S. because the side curtain airbags may not fully overlap the C-pillars in the event of a crash, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The trucks are being recalled because they do not meet a federal regulation to reduce the risk of rear-occupant ejection during a rollover crash.
"In the event of a vehicle crash, if a side curtain airbag does not inflate as intended, there is an increased risk of injury to the rear-seat occupant," NHTSA said in its recall summary.
There are no injuries, accidents or complaints linked to the recall, Fiat-Chrysler said.
"All FCA US vehicles are equipped with electronic stability control, which reduces the risk of rollovers," Fiat-Chrysler said in a statement posted on its Web site.
It also advised vehicle occupants to wear their seatbelts.
The affected trucks were built from August 26, 2013 to August 8, 2015.
A date has not been specified for the recall. NHTSA said the remedy for the recall is still under development.
Edmunds says: Owners of these trucks will have to wait for their official recall notice before scheduling a service appointment. But if you have an immediate concern, it's best to contact your dealer now.