Dodge Ram Trucks Recalled Due to Faulty Defrosting System

Dodge Ram Trucks Recalled Due to Faulty Defrosting System
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May 13, 2013

Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2013 Dodge RAM 1500 trucks.

In the affected vehicles, the coolant bypass valve may stick in a position that does not allow coolant to flow into the heater core. Thus, these vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 103, 'Windshield Defrosting and Defogging Systems.'

Without a properly working windshield defrosting system, a buildup of moisture or ice could limit the driver's ability to see, increasing the risk of a crash.

The 2013 Dodge RAM 1500 trucks included in this recall were manufactured from June 25, 2012 through December 12, 2012.

The owners of all affected vehicles will be notified directly by Chrysler, and dealers will replace the suspect coolant valves, along with an updated calibration, free of charge.

To find out more about this recall, contact Chrysler toll-free at 800-247-9753. Chrysler's campaign ID number for this recall is N25.