Fiat Chrysler recalling 1.25 million trucks for software error


left right FILE PHOTO: An assembly line with 2014 Ram 1500 pickup trucks is seen at the Warren Truck Plant during a tour of the plant's redesigned work stations in Warren, Michigan, U.S. September 25, 2014. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook/File Photo 1/2 left right A specialist trader works at the post where Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is traded on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., March 8, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid 2/2

WASHINGTON Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV said Friday it is recalling more than 1.25 million trucks worldwide to address a software error linked to reports of one crash death and two injuries.

The Italian-American automaker said it will reprogram computer modules because an error code could temporarily disable side air bag and seat belt pretensioner deployment during a vehicle rollover if the vehicle were subjected to a significant underbody impact.

The recall covers about 1 million 2013-16 Ram 1500 and 2500 pickups, and 2014-2016 Ram 3500 pickups in the United States, 216,007 vehicles in Canada; 21,668 in Mexico; and 21,530 outside North America, the automaker said.

(Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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