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I just got my official recall letter from Fiat group to bring my Nitro in for the faulty logo attached to the center of the air bag in the steering wheel. Has anyone ever had their RAM logo imbedded into the skull or throat? Did anyone die from injuries associated with it becoming loose that the company went from "possibly might happen" to ASAP?
 

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We had one member here who got the dodge emblem branded into their arm when the airbag deployed.
Left a pretty good bruise there. Can't say if it was still connected to the cover when it hit them in the forearm.
That is the only one I have heard about here.
OMG! I just read the "repair" procedure.
If the PAL nuts (on the inside of the cover) are still secure they put a piece of tape over the nuts. If any are loose they simply remove the emblem entirely.
But a side note it says;
If the emblem and retainers are removed per the repair instructions: Advise
the customer that they will receive a Customer Satisfaction Notification in their
mailbox at a later date once new DAB covers with emblem become available.
See this thread for more info.
 
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We had one member here who got the dodge emblem branded into their arm when the airbag deployed.
Left a pretty good bruise there. Can't say if it was still connected to the cover when it hit them in the forearm.
That is the only one I have heard about here.
OMG! I just read the "repair" procedure.
If the PAL nuts (on the inside of the cover) are still secure they put a piece of tape over the nuts. If any are loose they simply remove the emblem entirely.
But a side note it says;
If the emblem and retainers are removed per the repair instructions: Advise
the customer that they will receive a Customer Satisfaction Notification in their
mailbox at a later date once new DAB covers with emblem become available.
See this thread for more info.
I went to the dealership for my recall. I had a pretty good understanding of it because I had already talked to a friend who is a mechanic but never helps me with anything 🤣😂! I had glued that emblem back on about 6 years ago. Basically I am in my car at the service entrance and the service manager explained that they would remove the emblem. I took my pocket knife out and popped it off and he said we were done. They marked it off the list. So I'm going to assume that the pal nuts are loose inside the steering cover? Couldn't they hit me if the airbag deployed? Maybe I don't understand...
 

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I went to the dealership for my recall. I had a pretty good understanding of it because I had already talked to a friend who is a mechanic but never helps me with anything 🤣😂! I had glued that emblem back on about 6 years ago. Basically I am in my car at the service entrance and the service manager explained that they would remove the emblem. I took my pocket knife out and popped it off and he said we were done. They marked it off the list. So I'm going to assume that the pal nuts are loose inside the steering cover? Couldn't they hit me if the airbag deployed? Maybe I don't understand...
Yes, they are supposed to remove the pal nuts as part of the recall.
 
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here in France there has been no recall notices issued
 

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yep it's probably more dangerous with the pal nuts locked and loaded,
 
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Lol yea I got the notice that said they’d remove it etc etc.... I’m gon let it go.... tape on the nuts isn’t worth my time. And I def don’t want to ride without a logo. You’ll prob never get a replacement lol
 
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Lol yea I got the notice that said they’d remove it etc etc.... I’m gon let it go.... tape on the nuts isn’t worth my time. And I def don’t want to ride without a logo. You’ll prob never get a replacement lol
Actually, instead of a goat looking at me now from my steering wheel, it looks like a little square headed happy face. I'm sure they got paid nicely for me doing the "complex" recall for them. I just don't want to be the one out of a million with a pal nut tattoo on my forehead.
 

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yep it's probably more dangerous with the pal nuts locked and loaded,
Oh my! I have discovered today that this recall is somewhat of a joke! I guess it is a joke until someone gets injured with the loose retainers in the steering wheel cover. Upon calling three different dealerships, I have discovered that they are not removing the loose retainers if the emblem has come off or when they remove it. I'm not saying that every dealership is doing that but as of yet, that's what three of them are telling me. And Dodge recall department has stated to me that the recall is to remain open even after the emblem is removed until a new one is available and is put into place. But yet dealerships are marking them as closed. Thus here is a likelihood if they do not make a change in how their system operates, that another letter will not be sent out letting the customer know that the part is now available. And also Dodge recall is saying that the retainers loose in the steering wheel cover should be
removed. To which my empty emblem inset says "OH MY!"
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easy, take the old badge, make a mould of it, fill it with silicone, hey presto you have a silicone rams head badge,
we have 4 cars, 3 of them have badges in the steering wheels !!!,
 

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I had to pay local Jeep dealer to remove the emblem as Dodge recall work is no longer authorised for Jeep dealers in the U.K. I hate FCA as other Jeep Chrysler vehicles affected by the recall are free of charge.

I played safe as didn’t fancy wearing a new Dodge Ram birthmark.

has a permanent fix/replacement airbag cover been released yet or are new owners Stellantis hoping it will all go quietly away?
 

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It was my understanding from months ago, that this recall was not supposed to be marked closed on your vehicle when the emblem was removed. It was only to be marked closed when the new emblem came in and it was replaced. That is what I was told when I called into Dodge. I'm pretty sure they marked mine closed, so I will probably never get a notification when the replacement emblem comes in.
 

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Yep you’re right the emblem removal is an interim safety measure, not the full repair.

from what I’ve read about new owner Stellantis all brands are under immense pressure to prove their worth and financial viability. Not sure then how the costs of designing/manufacturing a new airbag cover, and the costs of installation with fit with this corporate pressure on a vehicle range that ceased production in 2012
 
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