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Chrysler Recalls Jeeps, Ram Pick-up Trucks

Oct. 2, 2013
Jeep Grand Cherokees in the model year 2014 are recalled to fix software that controls instrument lighting and anti-lock braking system.

NEW YORK CITY -- Chrysler said Tuesday it was recalling 142,800 Jeeps and Ram pick-up trucks to fix a problem with software that controls instrument lighting and, on the Jeeps, the anti-lock braking system.

The majority of the recalls are for 132,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees in the model year 2014. Most of them -- 91,559 -- are in the United States. The rest are outside the US.

Chrysler, controlled by Italy's Fiat, said there was a software problem on the Jeeps that randomly lit up the instrument lights or made them go dark. Engineers also discovered a software glitch with the vehicles' anti-lock braking system that affects the instrument display.

The company recalled 10,800 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups to upgrade software that controls instrument illumination. It said most of the trucks were still at dealerships.

The automaker said it was unaware of any associated accidents or injuries with any of the problems, and will update the software free of charge.

Copyright Agence France-Presse, 2013

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