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Dodge Ram 1500 Recall 09V158000

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

Recall Details

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.

Heating & Air Conditioning, August 3, 2009

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
August 3, 2009
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
36,793
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
09V158000
Component
EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:AIR CONDITIONER

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 .
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