Stellantis issued a summon for the recall of nearly 273K Ram trucks, a response to a persistent rear view camera issue. This defect, affecting visibility, led Stellantis to act swiftly, prioritizing safety. Owners received the summon, their journey to resolution starting with a simple fix at dealerships. Safety, after all, is not just a standard but a Stellantis summon.
Stellantis has issued a recall for approximately 273,000 trucks in the United States due to a radio software issue that can disrupt the display of the rear view camera image. The recall, announced by U.S. safety regulators on Tuesday, affects specific models, including Ram 1500 pickup trucks and some Ram 3500 chassis cabs from the 2022 and 2023 model years. Additionally, certain 2022 through 2024 Ram 2500 trucks are included in the recall.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has pointed out that when the rear view camera display fails to show an image, it reduces a driver’s visibility and increases the risk of a potential accident.
To address this issue, authorized dealers will update the radio software at no cost to vehicle owners. Notifications will be sent to affected owners by letter, starting on November 17.
If you are concerned about whether your vehicle is affected by this recall or any other safety recalls, you can check by visiting the NHTSA’s website. Using the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) search tool, you can determine if your vehicle has been subject to a safety recall within the last 15 calendar years.