Stellantis Recalls 1.2 Million Vehicles Over Rearview Camera Glitch

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In a significant move addressing safety issues, Stellantis, the multinational automotive corporation formerly known as Fiat Chrysler, is issuing a recall for nearly 1.2 million vehicles across the United States and Canada. The recall is due to a pesky technical glitch that has been identified in the software which could unpredictably disable the vehicles’ rearview cameras.

In an industry where safety is paramount, this recall specifically affects certain models from the 2022 and 2023 production years, including the Jeep Compass, Grand Cherokee, Wagoneer, and Grand Wagoneer SUVs. Ram ProMaster vans from the same years are also part of the recall, together with the Ram 3500 chassis cabs and the Ram 1500 and 2500 pickups. Furthermore, the 2021 through 2023 model years of the Chrysler Pacifica minivans and Jeep Grand Cherokee L SUVs aren’t exempt, nor are the 2021 and 2022 models of the Dodge Durango SUVs.

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Following an internal investigation, the company found that the software glitch was in connection with the vehicles’ radio software. It has been discovered that this software could unintentionally cause the rearview cameras to shut down, creating a safety hazard for drivers.

However, Stellantis has been proactive in addressing this issue. The auto giant is opting to rectify this fault via an online software update, a solution already received by more than 735,000 vehicles. Owners of the affected models should be on the lookout for a request to accept this update on their in-car media screens. To ensure all vehicle owners are informed about the needed update, Stellantis will also be sending out recall notices in the mail.

As per the latest updates, while no injuries or crashes have been reported due to this glitch, the company is still emphasizing the urgency for all owners to follow through with the recall instructions. Stellantis remains committed to safety, urging all owners of impacted vehicles to promptly accept the online update and help ward off the potential hazards brought on by this software issue.