Stellantis recalls Ram ProMaster City to fix faulty turn signals

Auburn Hills, MI – October 29, 2021 – Stellantis (NYSE: STLA), which owns the Chrysler brand, has issued a recall for 23,853 Dodge Ram ProMaster City vans to address an issue with the turn signal indicators on the instrument panel. The problem may cause users to be unaware of inoperative turn signals, increasing the risk of a crash.

The faulty component is the “Body Control Module” (BCM) with part number 52214967.

Recall summary

When a turn signal bulb burns out, the signal fails and the signal indicator in the instrument cluster starts flashing faster to indicate that. However, the faulty software on the affected vehicles by this Chrysler recall may prevent the flashing rate on the instrument cluster from changing when the bulb is out. As a result, the driver may be unaware that the turn signals are not working.

Recall risks

Drivers who are unaware of turn indicators not signaling their intentions to other drivers increases the risk of a crash or injury and may cause accidents with tragic outcomes. 

Other Stellantis recalls

Last month, the 2021 Dodge Ram ProMaster City was recalled to address unsecured child seats. Another Ram recall from September was conducted for Ram 1500, Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 trucks because of faulty airbag inflators.

The repair

To fix the issue, dealers will install an updated version of the software that controls the BCM. Chrysler will send notifications about the repair to vehicle owners on November 10, 2021. 

Owners that have already paid to have the issue resolved will be reimbursed.

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

To see if your 2021 Ram ProMaster City is one of the affected vehicles, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

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Stellantis recalls RAM vans with unsecured child car seats

Auburn Hills, MI – October 2, 2021 – Stellantis (NYSE:STLA), which owns Fiat Chrysler and the RAM brand, has recalled 8,379 RAM cargo vans whose seat belts may fail to securely hold children’s car seats and increase the risk of an injury to the child in the event of a crash.

Although it is known as a cargo van, some RAM ProMaster vans have rear seats where children are most  likely to be situated.

 This recall is part of a series of ongoing recalls and includes:

  • 2021 RAM ProMaster cargo vans
  • 2021 RAM ProMaster City cargo vans

The faulty component in this recall is the Seat Belt Assembly with multiple part numbers, including 5PC00LK3AB and 1ZS83JXWAB.

Recall summary  

There are two ways to secure a child car seat in a vehicle, using the regular seat belt or the so-called lower anchors and tethers for children (LATCH) system.

The former comes with two retractors, which are things used to hold it in place – the emergency locking retractor (ELR) and the automatic locking retractor (ALR). The ELR only locks in if there is an accident, while the ALR locks in as soon as the belt is unspooled and buckled.  This makes it ideal for securing child seats to prevent them from moving around.

Due to faulty parts provided by Swedish-American supplier Autoliv, the ALR may malfunction and allow the seat belt to move around.

Background of the recall

Before the recall was issued Autoliv recommended that car companies petition government safety regulators to consider the safety risk “inconsequential” and release the companies and Autoliv from responsibility to repair and replace the defective seat belts. The petition was not granted and the recall is moving forward but it could have delayed the recall for a long time, as was the case for the December General Motors’ Takata recall, as reported.

Recall risks

Faulty seat belts posed “an increased risk of injury” to children in car seats secured with the seat belt, according to Autoliv.

Safety tips

The defect would not affect car seats secured using anchors and tethers using the LATCH system. You can read more about  which car seats use the LATCH  system in this article.

Fiat Chrysler recalls

There were two Fiat Chrysler recalls last month. Over 200,000 RAM trucks were recalled due to faulty airbag inflators which may rupture and maim the vehicle occupants. Later in the month, over 14,000 Jeep Wranglers were recalled because of a potential fuel leak, as reported.

The repair

Starting October 29, 2021, Stellantis will notify owners, instructing them  to take their vans to an approved RAM repair shop. Workers will inspect the seat belt assemblies and replace them, if needed. The inspection and repair are free.

Other recalls

This recall is just one in a series of recalls by manufacturers who used Autoliv seat belts in their vehicles. The other affected manufacturers are:

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

Over 8,000 vehicles are included in this Chrysler recall. To see if your car is one of them, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

Rebecca RandStellantis recalls RAM vans with unsecured child car seats

Fiat-Chrysler Recalling Ram ProMaster Delivery Vans

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Laguna Hills, Calif. – May 26, 2022 – Fiat-Chrysler has remedied issues with 146,482 vehicles including the 2017 RAM Promaster that was dealing with transmission issues caused by a disconnected cable on the shifter. Additionally, 4,948 of these models have been categorized as unreachable and 3,527 have been removed from the recall. Three groups of these 2017 RAM Promaster models with Transmission Shifter Cables issues were remedied in 2020, four groups were remedied in 2021, and one group during 2022.

Laguna Hills, Calif. – January 23, 2020 – Fiat-Chrysler is recalling certain 2014-2019 Ram ProMaster Delivery Vans with 3.6-liter engines because of faulty transmission shifter cables that may separate and cause severe vehicle damage.

The estimated total of affected vehicles is 222,207.

The Defect:

Fiat-Chysler is recalling certain 3.6-liter transmission Ram ProMaster Delivery Vans that were originally assembled in Saltillo, Mexico. Of the recalled vehicles about 3% are expected to have the faulty transmission. If the transmission shifter cable separates the vehicle could experience problems with gear shifting. The driver of the vehicle may also notice that the transmission will read that it is in a different gear than the transmission has been set in, leading to a vehicle being put in park but still in drive or neutral gear. This could lead to injury both to vehicle occupants and those outside of the vehicle. Certain warning messages will display on the dash of the vehicle if the driver’s side door is opened and the transmission is not in park. Drivers will also find that the transmission is easier to shift if the shifter cable is separated.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) there are zero reported field reports of issues and no crashes or injuries. Fiat-Chrysler has reported approximately 545 warranty claims.

The Solution

Fiat-Chrysler has claimed that the solution to the issue would be to install a new shifter cable at no charge. Any Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, or Fiat dealer will perform this repair. If customers have paid for the repair they will be reimbursed. Customers and vehicle owners will be informed about the recall by Fiat-Chrysler in May 2019.

Affected vehicle owners who suspecting that this recall applies to their vehicle are asked to bring their van into any authorized Ram dealership or to call Fiat-Chrysler customer service at 1 (800) 334-9200.

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