August 17, 2005 , Auburn Hills, Mich. -

The all-new 2006 Dodge Ram Mega Cab offers the latest safety and security features to transport passengers and gear safely and securely.

As is the case with all Dodge Ram trucks, the Dodge Ram Mega Cab employs a two-fold safety approach: conventional safety features, such as pretensioning and constant-force seat belt retractors and air bags, combined with accident-avoidance features, including precise steering, handling and braking.

In addition, the highest level of security offered, such as a Sentry Key® Engine Immobilizer, provides the ultimate vehicle theft protection.

Dodge Ram Mega Cab Safety and Security Features:

• BeltAlert – Enhanced seat belt reminder system.  If a vehicle is driven without the driver being properly belted, the system will periodically activate a chime and illuminate an icon in the instrument cluster to remind the driver to buckle up

• Child-Protection Rear-Door Locks – Allows customers to disable the rear-door, inside-release handle.  A small lever on the door-shut face operates this feature

• Constant Force Retractors (CFR) – Front outboard seat belts include a mechanical device designed to distribute the force of a seat belt according to the load of force exerted on it. CFRs are engineered to force-limit the belt system, and gradually release seat belt webbing in a controlled manner during a severe impact

• Energy-absorbing Steering Column – Steering column utilizes two coaxial tubes that move relative to each other in order to allow the column to move forward for enhanced energy-absorption during an impact
• Enhanced Accident Response System (EARS) – In the event of an impact, this system makes it easier for emergency personnel to see and reach occupants by turning on the interior lighting and unlocking doors after air bag deployment

• Four-wheel Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) – Senses and prevents wheel lockup, offering improved steering control under extreme braking and/or slippery conditions

• Integrated Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter and Ignition Key – The remote keyless entry locks and unlocks doors and turns on interior lamps. If the vehicle is equipped with a vehicle-theft security alarm, the remote also arms and disarms that system

• Knee Bolsters – The steering column lower instrument panel and the glove-box door are reinforced to protect unbelted occupants during frontal impacts. They both restrain and position the occupant properly and enable the air bags to work effectively

• Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH) –  This system helps ease the installation of compatible aftermarket child seats

• Multi-stage Air Bag System – Offering enhanced protection, this system is designed to deploy based on the severity of an impact

• Frame-rail Tips – Frame tips are designed to collapse rearward in a controlled manner during a frontal or offset-front impact

• Seat Belt Pretensioners – During a collision, impact sensors initiate front outboard seat belt pretensioners to immediately remove slack from seat belts, thereby reducing the forward movement of the occupant’s head and torso

• Security Alarm – Arms and disarms alarm feature through remote control, flashes lights and sounds horn upon unauthorized entry

• Sentry Key Engine Immobilizer Theft Deterrent System – This utilizes an engine key that has an embedded transponder with a pre-programmed security key code. When the key is inserted into the ignition, the controller sends a random number to the transponder and the engine is allowed to start. If the correct key is not used, the engine will shut off after only a few seconds

• Supplemental Side-curtain Air Bags – The largest side-curtain air bags in the heavy-duty pickup truck class extend protection to all outboard front- and rear-seat passengers. Each side air bag has its own impact sensor in order to autonomously trigger the air bag on the side where impact occurs

• Three-point Seat Belts – Front outboard seating positions and all rear seating positions in the Mega Cab have lap and shoulder belts