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Recall 13V287000

The Electronic Stability System Fault

Suspension & Steering, July 2, 2013
Affected Cars

Ram

RepairPal Expert Overview

Our Quick Take:

The Electronic Stability System may become disabled unexpectedly.

What Should You Do?

Chrysler will notify owners of affected models beginning in August 2013. If you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer for further instruction. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call. The Chrysler recall number is N37.

Summary:

These vehicles are equipped with a stability control system which can help the driver maintain control of the vehicle if the tires begin to loose traction when cornering. The Electronic Stability Control (ESC) may become disabled when the vehicle is started due to a software issue. Dealers will update the ESC module software to correct this concern.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date: July 2, 2013

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13V287000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

Potential Number of Units Affected: 45,961

Summary: Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2013 RAM 1500 4x4 trucks manufactured June 26, 2012, through February 5, 2013. Due to a software issue with the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) module, the ESC system may be disabled when the vehicle is started.

Consequence: A disabled ESC system may result in loss of directional control, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the ESC module software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in August 2013. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N37.

Notes: 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 www.safercar.gov.

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