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Stellantis Recalls 200,000 Dodge and Ram Vehicles Due to Potential Crash Risk

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Stellantis, the automotive giant behind brands like Dodge and Ram, has issued a significant recall affecting approximately 200,000 vehicles in the United States. The recall is due to a potential issue that could increase crash risk, and the automaker is urging customers to bring their vehicles in.

The 2022 Dodge Durango and the 2022 Ram 2500 and 3500 are included in the recall. The model with the highest number of recalls is the Ram 2500, with about 158,000 of the 2500 pickups, slightly more than 500 Ram 3500s, and about 53,000 Durangos being recalled.

ABS Control May Become Damaged

According to documents filed with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a memory chip in the ABS control module may become damaged due to voltage spikes, leading to a loss of communication and the illumination of several warning lights. This issue could significantly increase the crash risk, especially in adverse driving conditions.

Stellantis first became aware of the problem in May 2021 when it received reports of warning lights illuminating some vehicles’ instrument panels. After an investigation, the company determined the root cause was a damaged memory chip in the ABS control module.

Stellantis notified car owners of the affected vehicles to address the issue, which started on May 19, 2024. Dealers will be instructed to update the ABS control module software free of charge. In the meantime, the company has advised owners to be cautious while driving, especially in wet or icy conditions.

Owners of the affected vehicles can check if their car is included in the recall by visiting the NHTSA’s website and entering their 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN). They may also contact Stellantis customer service for more information.

A Recent Faulty Airbag Recall Was Also Extended for the Automaker

Stellantis, the automotive giant behind brands like Dodge and Chrysler, has announced a significant recall affecting approximately 318,000 vehicles. The recall covers certain Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 large cars from the 2018 through 2021 model years. It addresses a potential issue with the side airbag inflators on both sides of the affected vehicles.

Stellantis has expanded a precautionary recall to additional vehicle models due to concerns over potential airbag issues. The company, which was formed through the merger of Fiat Chrysler and PSA Group, is taking proactive measures to address safety concerns and ensure the well-being of its customers from any airbag injuries or deaths.

The recall extension comes after Stellantis initiated a preventive recall for specific Dodge and Chrysler models in November 2022.

While the details of the airbag concerns have not been disclosed, Stellantis is working to resolve the issue and provide necessary repairs or replacements for the affected vehicles. The company is expected to notify vehicle owners of the impacted models and provide instructions for the recall process.

Avoiding a Deadly Auto Defect Injury

Our firm has taken on dozens of airbag failure cases and is currently litigating them. We hope this preemptive recall by the manufacturer will help avoid injury or death, and we urge all vehicle owners to occasionally check their vehicle manufacturer’s website for any potential recent recalls. 

In one of the cases we are working on for a defective airbag, the client had no idea there had been a recall. NHTSA diligently tries to put our recall notices out to help spread awareness.

If a defective auto part has injured you and think you have a case, contact Bisnar Chase for a free case review.

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