The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced recalls this week for Ram and GM pickups.
General Motors is recalling up to 148,055 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 trucks. These vehicles received a faulty software update for the Electronic Brake Control Module which may disable the electronic brake assist.
As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 126, “Electronic Stability Control” and 135, “Light Vehicle Brake Systems.” A loss of electronic brake assist can increase the risk of a crash.
Chrysler is recalling nearly 85,000 2019-2020 Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks equipped with six-speed automatic (68RFE) transmissions. A build up of pressure and heat inside the transmission may result in a transmission fluid leak from the dipstick tube. The leaking transmission fluid may contact the turbocharger or another ignition source within the engine compartment, increasing the risk of a fire.