Ram recalling 45K trucks

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Chrysler Group says it will recall 45,961 Ram 1500 4×4 trucks over concerns the vehicle’s electronic stability control systems may not turn on when the vehicles start.

Trucks involved in the recall were built between June 26, 2012, and Feb. 5, 2013.

Chrysler says a software glitch might disable the electronic stability control system when the pickup starts.

Electronic stability control helps vehicles stay upright and maintain the correct direction even if the driver swerves or loses control. A disabled system increases the risk of a crash, Chrysler says.

Chrysler began investigating after following up on warranty complaints, and says no accidents or injuries have been reported due to the problem.

Dealers will update the software for free.

Chrysler says it will begin notifying owners next month.