Chrysler Recalls Over 200K SUVs And Trucks Due To Anti-Lock Brake Issue

MIAMI, FLORIDA - OCTOBER 03: New Ram vehicles sit on a Dodge Chrysler-Jeep Ram dealership's lot on October 03, 2023 in Miami, Florida. U.S. automakers show a rise in sales in the third quarter even with the ongoing United Auto Workers’ union labor strikes at GM, Ford, and Chrysler-parent Stellantis and higher interest rates. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
New Ram vehicles sit on a Dodge Chrysler-Jeep Ram dealership’s lot on October 03, 2023 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

OAN’s James Meyers
11:38 AM – Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Chrysler is recalling over 211,000 SUVs and pickup trucks due to potentially faulty anti-lock braking system software that can disable the vehicles electronic stability control systems. 

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Due to the malfunction, the anti-lock brake system (ABS) control module in select 2022 Dodge Durango and Ram 2500 and 3500 vehicles “may disable the electronic stability control system,” and increase the risk of a crash, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Chrysler stated that the vehicles fail to comply with federal safety standards.

According to Fox Business, Chrysler told the outlet that a routine review of customer feedback prompted the investigation that discovered some “2022 MY Ram heavy duty trucks and 2022 MY Dodge Durango vehicles may be equipped with anti-Lock Braking System module software that could inadvertently disable the Electronic Stability Control system.”

Additionally, owners who have an affected vehicle may notice the ABS malfunction indicator lamp is illuminated when the car is turned on. 

According to the NHTSA, dealers are going to update the ABS control module software for free. 

Furthermore, letters to owners of the impacted vehicles will be mailed out by July 26th, and car owners can contact customer service if they want to inquire about more information. The recall number is 55B.

Meanwhile, the car manufacturer said it’s unaware of any injuries or accidents related to the cars. Still, the automaker urges customers to follow the instructions on their recall notices. 

Dating back to 2007, the auto regulator mandated that all passenger cars, multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks and buses with a gross vehicle weight rating of 10,000 pounds or less must be equipped with electronic stability control systems to reduce the serious risk of rollover crashes. 

These systems use automatic computer-controlled braking of individual wheels that are used to assist the driver in maintaining control in critical driving situations where the vehicle is starting to lose directional stability at the rear wheels. 

Vehicles had to have the system by 2011, barring some exceptions. 

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