2016 Ram ProMaster Recalled for Potential Electronic Stability Control Problem | Edmunds

2016 Ram ProMaster Recalled for Potential Electronic Stability Control Problem


WASHINGTON Fiat-Chrysler is recalling 57 2016 Ram ProMaster vans with the 3.0-liter diesel engine in the U.S. to address a potential problem with the electronic stability control system, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

"If the driver has disabled the electronic stability control system, the system is required to be reactivated the next time the vehicle is started," NHTSA said in its recall summary. "The recalled vehicles have an antilock brake system control module that may not reset the ESC to active status when the key is turned off and back on quickly.

"Operating the vehicle with the ESC off may increase the risk of a crash."

There are no injuries, accidents, warranty claims or customer complaints linked to the recall, Fiat-Chrysler spokesman Eric Mayne told Edmunds on Saturday.

Mayne said that almost all of the affected vans are in dealers' hands. In addition, the ESC warning light on the instrument cluster is illuminated if there is a concern, "so the customer can see the system is off," Mayne said.

The affected ProMaster vans were built from October 21, 2015 to December 17, 2015.

Ram dealers will update the antilock brakes control module software. The recall is expected to begin in early March. Owners can contact Fiat-Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403.

Edmunds says: Owners of these vehicles should be ready to make a service appointment at their Ram dealership soon for the software update.

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