Chrysler Recalls 37,407 2009 Dodge Ram
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"Chrysler is recalling 37,407 model year 2009 Dodge Ram light duty pickup trucks equipped with manual temperature control (MTC) only," the notification reads. "The software programmed into the heating ventilation and air conditioning module may cause the windshield defrosting and defogging functions to become inoperative."
Wondering what could happen if such a glitch occurs? "This can decrease the driver's visibility under certain driving conditions and result in a crash without warning," NHTSA explained.
As said, recalls are due to start in June and "dealers will reprogram the HVAC module free of charge," Chrysler explained in the advisory posted on the website.
The fourth-generation Dodge Ram was officially shown to the world at the 2008 North American International Auto Show held in Detroit and is sold as 2009 model. There are several engine configurations included in the range, starting with the 3.7-liter unit and ending with a 6.7-liter configuration.
The new Dodge Ram has always been praised by Chrysler for the safety features it incorporates, with the whole range offering four-wheel disc ABS, side curtain airbags and ESP as standard. Furthermore, the latest model received a Good rating in the front crash tests conducted by IIHS and a Marginal score for side impact protection.
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On 13 June 2009 at 02:17 UTC, clarence said:
My esp light came on and had no power. The engine felt like it was running on 4 cylinders , Luckily I was a block from the dealer. They think its a computer problem. Anybody have the same problem. I have a 4.7 two wheel drive ram quad cab 2009 with 400 miles
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