Chrysler recalls 45,961 Ram over software glitch

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CHICAGO. July 17. KAZINFORM U.S. automaker Chrysler Group LLC is recalling nearly 46,000 Ram 1500 trucks to fix a problem with the vehicles'stability control system, local media reported Tuesday.

Chrysler says 45,961 Ram 1500 trucks, built between June 26, 2012, and Feb. 5, 2013, have an error in the Electronic Stability Control (ESC), which can disable the system when the trucks are started.

According to U.S. safety regulator National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, with the ESC system disabled, the risk of a crash is more likely. No injuries or accidents have been reported as a result of this error, Chrysler spokesman Eric Mayne said.

Chrysler 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. This is the second recall of Ram's 1500 truck in recent months, according to Chicago Tribune. In June, the automaker recalled about 30,000 of the vehicles to fix a faulty warning light in the dashboard.

According to Xinhua, on July 3, Chrysler Group said it is issuing four new recall campaigns covering about 560,000 vehicles, including 490,000 cars and SUVs worldwide to fix defective electronics in head restraints. Three of the recalls are to fix electronic glitches.

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