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Dodge recall 09V158000

Chrysler Recalls 2009 Dodge Ram Light Duty Pickups Due to Defrosting/Defogging Issues

Affected Cars:

Make Model Year(s)
Dodge Ram 1500 2009

Heating & Air Conditioning, August 3, 2009

RepairPal Expert Overview

Chrysler is recalling 2009 Dodge Ram Light Duty Pickups equipped with manual temperature control (MTC) because the software programmed in the HVAC module may cause the windshield defrosting/defogging functions to become inoperative. This can decrease driver visibility, which could result in a crash. Dealers will reprogram the HVAC module free of charge.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V158000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:AIR CONDITIONER

Potential Number of Units Affected: 36793

Summary: CHRYSLER IS RECALLING 36,793 MY 2009 DODGE RAM LIGHT DUTY PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH MANUAL TEMPERATURE CONTROL (MTC) ONLY. THE SOFTWARE PROGRAMMED INTO THE HEATING VENTILATION AND AIR CONDITIONING MODULE MAY CAUSE THE WINDSHIELD DEFROSTING AND DEFOGGING FUNCTIONS TO BECOME INOPERATIVE.

Consequence: THIS CAN DECREASE THE DRIVER'S VISIBILITY UNDER CERTAIN DRIVING CONDITIONS AND RESULT IN A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE HVAC MODULE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE AUGUST 3, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-835-1403.

Notes: CHRYSLER RECALL NO. J12. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration