Safety Recall S04 / NHTSA 16V-076 Reprogram ABS Module

February 22, 2016
2016 (VF) Ram Promaster
NOTE:  This recall applies only to the above vehicles equipped with a 3.0L diesel engine (sales code EXG), hydraulic brake boost compensation (sales code BPT) and electronic stability control (sales code BNB) built from October 21, 2015 through December 14, 2015 (MDH 102113 through 121416).

The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) module on about 55 of the above vehicles may contain software programming that does not reset the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system to "Active" status during certain operating conditions.

If the driver manually turns the ESC system to the "OFF" mode, the ABS module software may not reset the ESC system back to "Active" status if the next ignition key cycle is performed within 10 seconds of the previous ignition key cycle.  

If the driver does not notice that the "ESC Off" indicator lamp remained illuminated after an ignition key cycle, the vehicle may inadvertently be driven without the ESC system being in "Active" status.  Driving the vehicle, without being aware that the ESC has been turned off, could cause unexpected vehicle handling characteristic and cause a crash without warning.
The condition above fails to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 571.126 - Electronic Stability Control Systems.

All involved vehicle owners known to FCA are being notified of the service requirement by first class mail.  They are requested to schedule appointments for this service with their dealers.  A generic copy of the owner letter is attached.

Enclosed with each owner letter is an Owner Notification postcard to allow owners to update our records if applicable.

For more information, call: 516-483-5777.

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