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Recall 14V633000

Tire Pressure Monitoring System Warning Light Comes On Erroneously

Recall Details

The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) may fail to learn the locations of the individual sensors while the vehicle is being driven. As a result, the low tire pressure warning light will illuminate in error when all pressures are in specification. If one of the tires lose air pressure while the light is on in error, the driver would not be notified of the change in air pressure. Dealers will update the TPMS module with new software free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) warning light may come on due to a failure of the system to properly identify the locations of each sensor in each wheel as necessary. This could mask a true problem of low tire air pressure, which could lead to tire failure and a possible accident.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Ram truck must be performed by a Ram dealership. Chrysler will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in November, 2014. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Ram dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Chrysler recall number is P62.

Suspension & Steering, October 8, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
October 8, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
23,053
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V633000
Component
TIRES
Summary
Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2014 Ram ProMaster vehicles manufactured April 23, 2013, to August 22, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) may fail to learn the locations of the individual sensors while the vehicle is being driven. As a result, the low tire pressure warning light will illuminate, despite the the tire pressures being within specification. Should one of the tires lose air pressure, the driver would not be notified of the change in air pressure. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 138, "Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems."
Consequence
If the TPMS light illuminates because the sensors cannot be located, it could mask an actual low tire pressure condition, possibly resulting in tire failure, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the TPMS module with new software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in November 2014. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is P62.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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