Ram is recalling nearly 273,000 different trucks because of problems with their backup cameras. According to the Associated Press, the recalled vehicles include the popular 2022-2023 Ram 1500s, 2022-2024 Ram 2500s and the 2022-2023 Heavy Duty 3500s or Chassis Cabs. The problem is that the trucks’ radio can prevent the backup camera from displaying properly. A non-working backup camera is considered a serious safety issue because it can lead to crashes. In this case, there is nothing wrong with the camera, it is a problem with radio interference.
How Ram Will Fix the Problem
It will apparently be an easy problem to repair but truck owners will have to return to the dealers to have it done. Ram’s parent company, Stellantis, will start sending letters to notify owners on November 17th. Dealers will be able to update the trucks’ software to fix the issue at no cost to the owner. Unfortunately, the repair is not available as an over-the-air or OTA update.
How to Find Out If Your Truck is Involved
- 2022-2023 Ram 1500s
- 2022-2024 Ram 2500s
- 2022-2023 Ram 3500s
To find out if your vehicle is involved, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has a hotline number you can call at 1-888-327-4236. Or you can visit the NHTSA website and enter your Vehicle Identification Number to see if there are any recalls affecting your truck. You can also call Stellantis at 1-800-853-1403 and ask for information about Ram Recall 97A.
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