Auburn Hills, MI – July 28, 2021 – Stellantis (NYSE:STLA) – which makes the Ram and Chrysler brands – has announced a recall for 14,096 vehicles due to the limited visibility from faulty front cameras, which augements the risk of a crash when backing up. The recall includes 2021 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup trucks.
The component in question is a “trailer reverse steering control module,” with a part number of 68423566AE.
Due to a software error, the rearview camera image in the recalled cars fails to display when backing up.
A lack of visibility when backing up can increase the risk of an accident, leading to a crash or injury.
The first warning sign is the rear view image not displaying on the software when the vehicle is placed into reverse. The second warning sign is when the Electronic Throttle Control warning indicator illuminates on the instrument panel cluster.
Other Ram recalls
In April 2021, Stellantis Chrysler recalled 19,000 Dodge Ram vehicles over concern the vehicles would catch fire. For more Chrysler recalls, please check out this page.
At the same time, rearview camera recalls are very common. In May, Daimler recalled more than 340,000 Mercedes-Benz cars because of a similar issue. In March, BMW asked drivers to take in 13,858 cars for repair because of a software glitch that made the cameras prone to malfunctioning when the cars were shifted in reverse.
Owners are set to be notified via mail starting July 30, 2021. The repair is a software fix that takes about 30 minutes and is provided free of charge.
Is your vehicle part of this recall?
Over 14,000 vehicles are part of this Chrysler recall and as of July 20, 1,398 of them were already remedied. To check if your vehicle is part of this Ram 1500 recall, use Motorsafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.