Malfunctioning ESC Prompts Ram ProMaster Van Recall from Chrysler

Malfunctioning ESC Prompts Ram ProMaster Van Recall from Chrysler
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February 29, 2016

Chrysler has announced a recall for a van with a potentially disabled electronic stability control (ESC) system.

The automaker is voluntarily recalling certain model year 2016 Ram ProMaster vans equipped with 3.0L diesel engines. If the driver has disabled the electronic stability control (ESC) system, the system is required to be reactivated the next time the vehicle is started. The recalled vehicles have an Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) control module that may not reset the ESC to active status when the key is turned off and back on quickly.

Operating a vehicle with the ESC disabled increases the risk of a crash. This condition puts the vehicles in violation with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 126, "Electronic Stability Control Systems."

Chrysler believes that about 60 vehicles are impacted by this recall.

The company will notify owners, and dealers will the update ABS control module software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in early March 2016.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Chrysler customer service at (800) 853-1403.