RAM 2500 Van V8-318 5.2L VIN T Magnum CNG SFI (1997)
Technical Service Bulletin # 815
Recall - Airbag Electronic Control Module
Safety Recall No. 815
Airbag Electronic Control Module
1995-1997 (AB) Dodge Ram Vans and Wagons
Some of the involved vehicles may be in dealer used vehicle inventory. Dealers should complete this recall service on these vehicles before retail
delivery. Dealers should also perform this recall on vehicles in for service as determined by using the DIAL VIP System.
Internal corrosion of the airbag electronic control module (AECM) on about 250,000 of the above vehicles can cause the module to inadvertently deploy
the driver's airbag. Inadvertent airbag deployment can injure a driver's seat occupant.
The AECM must be replaced and a protective cover must be installed over the new AECM. In addition, early 1995 model year vehicles must have the
AECM software updated for compatibility with the seat belt system.
Each package contains the following components:
AECM and Bracket Assembly
Wiring Jumper Harness
Screws - AECM-to-Floor Pan
Screws - Cover-to-AECM
Each dealer, to whom vehicles in the recall were invoiced (or the current dealer at the same street address), will receive enough AECM Packages to
service about 25% of those vehicles.
Completion Reporting and Reimbursement
Claims for vehicles that have been serviced must be submitted on the DIAL System. Claims submitted will be used by DaimlerChrysler to record recall
service completions and provide dealer payments.
Use one of the following labor operation numbers and time allowances:
Replace AECM and install cover
Replace AECM, install cover and
update AECM (Early 1995 models only)
Add the cost of the recall parts package plus applicable dealer allowance to your claim.
See the Warranty Administration Manual, Recall Claim Processing Section for complete recall claim processing instructions.