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Dodge Recalls 45,000 Ram Trucks

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On: Fri, Aug 2, 2013 at 8:10AM | By: Lou Ruggieri

Dodge Recalls 45,000 Ram Trucks

If you just purchased a new 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup, you may want to swing that bad-boy right back around towards that dealership.  Why, you ask?  Well, Dodge has issued a recall of 45,961 new Ram trucks that were built between June 26, 2012 and February 5, 2013.  This is because the Electronic Stability Control may not work when the truck is operational due to a defect in the software that controls the ESC module.  If the ESC doesn't work at all, or work properly, the truck may lose control in adverse conditions and could result in an accident or potential fatality to the driver, passengers, or pedestrians.

Dodge has said it will begin its recall this month by contacting owners and repairing the defective software for free.  Owners can contact Dodge at 1-800-247-9753 to schedule their free fix or with questions.  Read on for the full report ...

NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V287000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 45,961

Manufacturer: Chrysler Group LLC

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.

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

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.

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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