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Ram 1500 trucks are recalled to fix stability software problem

GasBuddy Blog -- For owners of 2013 Ram trucks, they're probably getting that feeling of deja vu. Just last month Chrysler issued a recall for about 30,000 of the vehicles to fix a faulty warning light in the dashboard.

According to the L.A. Times, the company says 45,961 Ram 1500 trucks from the 2013 model year have an error in the Electronic Stability Control that can disable the system when the trucks are started. The issue affects only four-wheel-drive models.

With the ESC system disabled, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the risk of a crash is more likely.


No injuries or accidents have been reported as a result of this error, according to Chrysler spokesman Eric Mayne.

Owners who...


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Submitted Jul 19, 2013 By: PD
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 6:02:20 AM

since it's a public site, I won't do the usual Dodge vs. Ford diesel line...
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honda0105
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Mjiowa: Found on road dead? No way :P
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2013 10:18:56 AM

buy a ford
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2013 6:54:00 AM

recalls are nothing new.
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KrsnaDragon
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 7:06:43 AM

Fortunately, this flaw was discovered by dealers.
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 6:43:02 AM

Everyday life in the auto industry.
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tomok
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 6:28:50 AM

Ram 1500 trucks are recalled to fix stability software problem. A minor recall that was discovered by pickup dealers, that could cause an accident. Dealers will fix the problem with a reflash of the trucks' computers at no charge to customers. The recall is expected to begin in August.
Fix the problem and get it back on the road ASAP!
Vehicles of all kinds with more and more computers in them, what happened to 'human driven vehicles?'
OMG, Its A Dodge! Is there some kind of hope?
Drive vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
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metrojeep
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 6:06:02 AM

Not a Dodge fan but recalls happen
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 6:04:49 AM

Gas price relevance?
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JerryJoeUC
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 6:03:04 AM

I can see how this impacts gas prices...not.
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 6:01:53 AM

Get it right and move on!
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 6:01:23 AM

Interesting!

Gasoline prices?
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 6:00:37 AM

It's better to fix it than refuse to admit it.
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 6:00:18 AM

ok
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*
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 5:57:53 AM

Trash truck
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 5:54:11 AM

so then what
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 5:52:29 AM

Too many electronic gadgets for my liking
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 5:52:16 AM

And??
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 5:49:11 AM

Just another recall.
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 5:48:11 AM

Another fine Dodge product. ..
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 5:40:18 AM

Couldn't happen to a nicer truck...
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 5:39:59 AM

Not a big recall in numbers.
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 5:39:23 AM

ok
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Old.
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broken brain box
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 5:32:00 AM

A random computer programmer makes a random error in coding the control of an important system, like stability control, and a truck becomes dangerous... no wonder I don't want driverless cars on the road!
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 5:29:02 AM

got the one's and zeros out of order
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 5:28:48 AM

Best truck ?
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So much for quality control.
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 5:19:37 AM

Sounds like an easy fix.
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 5:19:02 AM

good for recalls
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 5:17:01 AM

With so many computers in vehicles this was bound to happen.
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 5:15:52 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 5:13:30 AM

they are reacting before it becomes major
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 5:12:12 AM

Not good for Chrysler.
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 5:07:12 AM

Hmm.
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 5:06:03 AM

Unless I am missing something there is nothing new in this articles. Recalls happen every day.
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 5:05:03 AM

Good, their fixing the problem
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 5:02:48 AM

The number of recalls seem to be increasing or is that because the news papers have more empty space to fill.
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ok
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Fix it and move on....gas prices???
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 4:59:19 AM

That is too bad for Chrysler.
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 4:58:53 AM

Good to fix before a bad accident happens.
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 4:49:06 AM

Stability would be good.
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 4:48:03 AM

This always happens to some vehicles.
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fiats suck
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expensive
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 4:40:36 AM

More recalls.
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 4:39:22 AM

Too bad.
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expensive
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