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Glitchy Backup Cams Prompt Massive FCA Recall

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A total of 318,537 Jeep, Ram, Dodge, and Chrysler vehicles are being recalled by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles due to reports of glitchy backup cameras.

According to documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the recall was prompted by a software problem, which causes the rearview image to remain on the infotainment screen even after the driver shifts out of reverse.

The recall includes the 2019-2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Wrangler, Renegade, Ram 1500, 2500, and 3500 pickups, Dodge Durango, and Chrysler Pacifica.

Image viewed through a car's backup camera
The recall was prompted by a software problem, which causes the rearview image to remain on the infotainment screen even after the driver shifts out of reverse.

Select 2020 Jeep Gladiator and Cherokee models are also affected, as well as some 2019 Dodge Challenger units.

Vehicles equipped with either the 8.4-inch or 12-inch infotainment screens may experience the problem and ,if so, this puts the vehicles in violation of federal safety standards. The NHTSA also says the “lingering rearview image can distract the driver” and increase the risk of a crash.

FCA will start notifying owners of the affected models. They are instructed to bring their vehicles to their local dealer, where each car will be given a software update. The recall notices are expected to arrive in the mail starting May 22.

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