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Recall 14V636000

Electronic Stability Control System Disabled By Software Fault

Recall Details

Due to a problem with software, the electronic stability control (ECS) system may deactivate while driving the vehicle. This affects safe driving in adverse conditions. Dealers will update the needed software free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The electronic stability control (ECS) system may show as "disabled" while driving, increasing risk of not being able to safely control the vehicle in adverse conditions.

What Should You Do?

Chrysler began notifying owners of affected vehicles starting in December 2014. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The Chrysler recall number is P64.

Electrical & Lights, 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
132,223
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V636000
Component
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
Summary
Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2014 Dodge Durango, and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured October 3, 2013, to April 11, 2014. Due to an issue with the software for the Steering Column Control Module (SCCM), the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) may be disabled.
Consequence
If the ESC is disabled during certain driving situations, the driver may not be able to adequately control the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the SCCM software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on December 5, 2014. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is P64.
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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