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mids 08-09-2013 09:10 PM

Traction control recall?
I performed a recall check on my truck, and 1 result came up.

Two questions...
Did anyone get this recall notification?
How were people able to defeat traction control? Not that I want to do it, rather, I want to make sure that whatever causes it, is not done.

My 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 Recalls MakeModelYearSummary of RecallDODGERAM 15002013Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2013 RAM 1500 4x4 trucks manufactured June 26, 2012, through February 5, 2013. Due to a software issue with the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) module, the ESC system may be disabled when the vehicle is started. A disabled ESC system may result in loss of directional control, increasing the risk of a crash. Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the ESC module software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in August 2013. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N37. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153), or go to
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Thunderhorse 08-10-2013 03:16 AM

Have not heard of it. Mine was born on Feb 25.

mids 08-10-2013 11:03 PM

Thinking about when our's was built --end of June, I wonder why this notice shows up. Going for an oil change in two weeks, and I will be asking the dealer.

Chunkem 08-11-2013 02:05 AM

Always good to inquire.....

Robert24 09-19-2013 11:33 AM

Safety recall
I received my ESC recall this week by mail and will be taking it to dealer soon. My truck was built on January 16 2013

DarthRam 09-19-2013 11:38 AM

I got the notice and had mine fixed on Tuesday. The recall doesn't say the owner can disable the ESC. It says it may (As in randomly) be disabled. There was a problem with the software that would turn it off on occasion. The ABS module is what is re-programmed with the new software.

lbram81 09-19-2013 11:40 AM

Got my recall in the mail yesterday. Happen to go for a oil change last week and they told me about the recall while I was there. They knocked it out for me after the oil change. Easy fix, they just reprogram the ABS. Took about 20 minutes.

Supposedly the esc light will come on for no reason, never happened to me though. Hope it's fixed.

KYSEAN 09-19-2013 04:03 PM

Just had mine done while they were replacing the ignition that went bad. Only problem I've had with the truck. Can't blame Ram for that I suppose. They didn't make it and took care of the problem quickly. Still loving my truck.

dawoodsman 09-19-2013 11:42 PM

Mine was built in late April and I was told it isn't subject to the recall, if that helps.

TinMan68 09-20-2013 11:41 AM

My Truck was built in November of 2012 so I received the recall notice too. I'll call when I get around to it cause I'm not keen on having the dealer touch my truck. Besides that I drove many years without this electronic crap that tries to save stupid people that try to hurt themselves. I would rather not even have it!

Just My Opinion !

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