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Recall 16V076000

Stability Control System Does Not Reactivate After Vehicle Is Restarted

Recall Details

For vehicles equipped with the 3.0L Diesel engine option, if the driver has disabled the electronic stability control (ESC) system, the system is required to be reactivated the next time the vehicle is started. This system should instead default again to the active position when the vehicle is restarted. Dealers will update the anti-lock brake system control module software free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

For vehicles equipped with the 3.0L turbo Diesel engine, when the driver turns off the electronic stability control system, it may not automatically turn back on upon vehicle restart. This could mislead the driver to think that the stability control is active when it is not. If the driver fails to reactivate the system, it will not function during driving, increasing risk of a crash.

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 March, 2016. 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 S04.

Brakes, February 10, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
February 10, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
57
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V076000
Component
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
Summary
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2016 Ram ProMaster vans manufactured October 21, 2015, to December 17, 2015 and equipped with 3.0L diesel engines. If the driver has disabled the electronic stability control (ESC) system, the system is required to be reactivated the next time the vehicle is started. The recalled vehicles have an Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) control module that may not reset the ESC to active status when the key is turned off and back on quickly. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 126, "Electronic Stability Control Systems."
Consequence
Operating the vehicle with the ESC off may increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy
FCA will notify owners, and dealers will the update ABS control module software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in early March 2016. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S04.
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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