May 11, 2013 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Chrysler Group LLC will recall 532 Ram 1500 pickups to inspect components that accommodate windshield defrosting and defogging.
Chrysler Group engineers observed a fault code linked to coolant-system function. Investigation revealed one component had evidence of corrosion that compromised system performance.
Additional investigation discovered coolant systems in some vehicles would benefit from recalibration, so Chrysler Group is recalling the 2013-model trucks to perform a software upgrade – if necessary – and to replace the component, if compromised by corrosion.
The campaign affects 498 vehicles in the U.S. and 34 in Canada. More than one-third are still in dealer hands.
Chrysler Group is unaware of any associated complaints, accidents or injuries.
The repairs will be performed at no cost to customers and are designed to ensure proper windshield defrosting and defogging.
Chrysler Group LLC will recall approximately 5,330 right-hand-drive SUVs to install dust shields.
The vehicles, model-year 2008-2012 Jeep Wranglers, are used primarily for daily mail delivery in rural areas.
The shields are designed to prevent dust buildup on a steering-column-mounted electrical connector. Buildup may cause circuit fatigue and compromise airbag function.
Investigators discovered connectors in the affected vehicles sustained buildup more rapidly because of their rigorous duty cycle. Chrysler Group also will replace the connectors with components that are more resistant to dust.
Chrysler Group is unaware of any associated accidents or injuries. The issue has not been observed in any other vehicle population.
Affected customers will be notified directly. All are in the U.S.
Those who are concerned about their vehicles may contact their dealers or call 1-800-853-1403.