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Recall 12V192000

The Spare Tire May Not be the Correct Size

Suspension & Steering, May 1, 2012
Affected Cars

RepairPal Expert Overview

Our Quick Take:

129 Ram 1500's have a spare tire that does not match the specifications listed on the tire placard.

What Should You Do?

Chrysler will notify owners of affected vehicles during May 2012. There are no symptoms related to this recall. If don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It’s helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call. The Chrysler recall number is M14.

Summary:

The affected vehicles have a spare tire that does not match the specifications listed on the tire placard. If installed, the incorrectly sized spare tire may unexpectedly activate the electronic stability control (ESC) system, altering its effectiveness and increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect and repair these vehicles as necessary to correct this concern.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date: May 1, 2012

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V192000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 129

Summary: CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 RAM 1500 TRUCKS, MANUFACTURED FROM JANUARY 5, 2012 THROUGH JANUARY 6, 2012. THE AFFECTED VEHICLES HAVE A SPARE TIRE THAT DOES NOT MATCH THE SPECIFICATIONS LISTED ON THE TIRE PLACARD. THUS, THESE VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, “TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS.”

Consequence: IF INSTALLED, THE INCORRECTLY SIZED SPARE TIRE MAY UNEXPECTEDLY ACTIVATE THE ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC) SYSTEM, ALTERING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE ESC SYSTEM, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy: CHRYSLER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPAIR VEHICLES AS NECCESSARY FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL WILL BEGIN IN MAY 2012. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

Notes: CHRYSLER’S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS M14. CUSTOMERS MAY 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.

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