Dodge, Ram recalls 370,000 Durango and pickup trucks for faulty ESC lighting

The new Dodge Durango SUV and Ram Heavy Duty pickup trucks are being recalled for an electronic stability control light that may not be properly illuminated, NHTSA revealed this week. If the gauge cluster does not show faulty light, the driver may be unaware that the traction control system is not working as intended, increasing the risk of an accident.

The problem arises from the control module of the Antilock brake system. Feds need a light to warn drivers if the stability control system is ineffective or defective.

The problem affects a total of 370,437 vehicles, including 350,261 Ram 2500s and 3,500 heavy duty trucks, with a total vehicle weight of less than 10,000 pounds from the 2019-2022 model year. The remaining population of the withdrawn population included the 2021-2022 Dodge Durango three-row SUV.

A software update should fix the problem, otherwise the dealer service center will have to fix more hands-on. Either way, owners should take their vehicles to a dealer, and notices must be received by April 29. The company, formerly known as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, will pay the owners with proof of receipts and otherwise cover repairs. For more information, owners can contact FCA US, LLC Customer Service at 1-800-853-1403 or visit their withdrawal website here.

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