Stellantis Recalls Over 200,000 Vehicles Due to Stability Control System Issues

Stellantis has announced the recall of 211,581 SUVs and pickup trucks due to a software malfunction that could lead to the failure of their electronic stability control (ESC) systems.

The issue, according to Stellantis, originates from a defective anti-lock braking system, which consequently disables the ESC system. This safety feature is crucial for maintaining steering control during emergency situations, such as on icy or flooded roads, preventing potential loss of vehicle control.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) warned on Thursday that driving vehicles with a disabled stability control system could significantly increase the risk of accidents. Studies have shown that ESC systems are effective in reducing fatal collisions, particularly single-vehicle and rollover crashes. Since 2012, the NHTSA has required all new passenger vehicles to be equipped with an ESC system.

The recall affects the 2022 Dodge Durango, and the 2022 Ram 2500 and 3500 models. The Ram 2500 is the most impacted, with nearly 158,000 units being recalled. Additionally, over 53,000 Durangos and 524 Ram 3500s are included in the recall.

Stellantis has stated that it will begin notifying affected vehicle owners in late July. Owners will be able to visit their dealers to update their vehicle’s anti-lock braking systems free of charge.

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