Chrysler recalling nearly 46,000 2013 Ram trucks

Jul 16, 2013

Chrysler Group is recalling 45,961 Ram trucks because their electronic stability control systems may not turn on when the vehicles start.

Ram 1500 4x4 trucks built between June 26, 2012, and Feb. 5, 2013, are involved in the recall.

Chrysler says a may disable the system when the pickups start.

Electronic stability control helps vehicles stay upright and maintain the right direction even if the driver swerves or loses control. A disabled system increases the risk of a crash.

Chrysler began investigating the issue after getting some warranty complaints. It says no accidents or injuries have been reported due to the problem.

U.S. dealers will update the software for free.

Explore further: An innovative system anticipates driver fatigue in the vehicle to prevent accidents

3 /5 (1 vote)
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Five new features that could be on your next car

Jul 05, 2013

Cameras that check around the car for pedestrians. Radar that stops you from drifting out of your lane. An engine able to turn off automatically at traffic lights to conserve fuel.

Toyota on top in latest Consumer Reports survey

Oct 29, 2012

(AP)—And the winner is ... Japan. Japanese brands took the top seven spots in Consumer Reports' annual reliability rankings, pushing aside their U.S. and European rivals. Toyota Motor Corp.'s Scion, Lexus and Toyota brands ...

Recommended for you

Minimising drag to maximise results

3 hours ago

One of the most exciting parts of the Tour de France for spectators is the tactical vying for spots in the breakaway group at the front of the pack.

Catching grease to cut grill pollution

Jul 21, 2014

A team of University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering students have designed a tray that when placed under the grates of a backyard grill reduces by 70 percent the level of a harmful ...

User comments : 0