Ram Recalls 30,000 Trucks Over Faulty Turn Signals
The affected vehicles were assembled from September 9, 2012 and March 5, 2013 and fitted with the optional premium tail lamps. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the turn signal indicator “may not flash at a double rate to give a notification to the driver of a turn signal malfunction.”
“Without a warning that the turn signal is malfunctioning, the driver would continue to use the vehicle, unaware that other drivers on the road are not being notified that the vehicle is turning, increasing the risk of a crash,” the agency added.
The official recall campaign is expected to begin in July, with Chrysler dealers to reprogram the Central Body Controller software free of charge. Owners may contact the automaker at 1-800-247-9753 (recall campaign number N35).
This is Ram’s second recall announcement this month, after the pickup manufacturer said it will recall about 1,300 4500 and 5500 trucks due to a weak front axle that could bend or even brake, causing the vehicle to lose power.