Auburn Hills, MI – December 11, 2021 – Stellantis (NYSE: STLA), which owns the RAM brand, has recalled 38,157 2021 Ram 1500 trucks whose rearview cameras may fail to display an image. This limits drivers’ visibility when backing up, increasing the risk of crash and injury.
This recall appears to be an expansion of a previous recall conducted for the same issue in the summer.
Vehicles affected by this Ram 1500 recall have software – known as the Trailer Reverse Steering Control Module (TRSCM) – which assists the driver when backing up a vehicle with a trailer by displaying the image behind the truck.
For unknown reasons, the rearview camera may fail to display an image.
The component that causes this issue is the TRSCM, with part numbers 68423566AE and 68423566AF.
Drivers may notice the image on display not showing up while reversing. When that happens, the Electronic Throttle Control warning will light up on the dashboard.
Lack of visibility while backing up increases the risk of a crash or injury and may even cause accidents with tragic outcomes. That is why rearview cameras have been mandatory on all vehicles since May 2018.
Other Stellantis recalls
This recall appears to be an expansion of a previous recall conducted in July for the same issue.
Earlier model-years of Ram 1500 trucks, as well as Ram 2500 and 3500 are subject to a September recall caused by faulty airbag inflators.
At this time, the repair is still being developed. Notifications about the repair will be sent to vehicle owners around January 12, 2022.
Is your vehicle a part of this recall?
This Ram trailer reverse guidance recall includes more than 30,000 trucks. To do a Ram recall check and see if yours is one of them, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.