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RECALL: 370,437 Ram Heavy Duty Trucks & Dodge Durango Models For ABS Software Issue!

Simple Software Update Will Resolve The Issue...

Stellantis (FCA US, LLC) is recalling 370,437 vehicles for an ABS control module software issue. The recall involves the 2019 to 2022 Ram 2500, the 2019 to 2022 Ram 3500 Chassis Cab with GVWR under 10K lbs., and the 2021 to 2022 Dodge Durango.

According to the recall notice posted to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website, those vehicles affected by the recall may be equipped with Antilock Brake System (ABS) software that prevents the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) telltale lamp from properly displaying under certain conditions. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 126, “Electronic Stability Control Systems.”

2022 Ram 2500 Limited Longhorn Mega Cab 4×4. (Ram).

Ram 2500 – The suspect period began on October 11th, 2018, when the first vehicle was built with suspect ABS control module software, and ended on March 5th, 2022, when the assembly plant was no longer shipping vehicles with suspect ABS control module software. Engineering change and vehicle production records were used to determine the suspect period. Vehicles not included in this recall were built before or after the suspect period.

The total number of affected vehicles for this model is 349,848.

2022 Ram 3500 Chassis Cab with under 10K GVWR. (Ram).

Ram 3500 Chassis Cab with GVWR less than 10K – The suspect population began on November 29th, 2018, when the first vehicle was built with suspect ABS control module software and ended on March 2nd, 2022. Vehicles not included in this recall were built before or after the suspect period.

The total number of affected vehicles for this model is 413.

2022 Dodge Durango Citadel AWD. (Dodge).

Dodge Durango – The suspect population began on July 13th, 2020, when the first vehicle was built with suspect ABS control module software, and ended on March 4th, 2022, when the assembly plant was no longer shipping vehicles with suspect ABS control module software. Engineering change and vehicle production records were used to determine the suspect period. Vehicles not included in this recall were built before or after the suspect period.

The total number of affected vehicles for this model is 20,176.

Recall Chronology –

  • On February 9th, 2022, FCA US LLC (“FCA US”) Technical Safety and Regulatory Compliance (“TSRC”)
    organization recognized that the ESC system malfunction indicator lamp may not illuminate under certain
    conditions when the ESC system experienced a fault, potentially not in compliance with FMVSS No. 126.
  • On March 3rd, 2022, FCA US determined, through the Vehicle Regulations Committee, to conduct a voluntary
    safety recall of the affected vehicles.

Dealers will update the ABS control module software, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on April 29th, 2022. Owners may contact FCA US, LLC customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US, LLC’s number for this recall is Z20.

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.nhtsa.gov.

Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only a Co-Editor for MoparInsiders.com, 5thGenRams.com, and HDRams.com but an automotive photographer. He is an avid fan of offshore powerboat racing, which he travels the country to take part in.

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