AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (Oct. 31, 2014) — Chrysler Group L.L.C. has announced two separate recall campaigns totaling 33,443 vehicles because of possible false warnings from the vehicles' tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS).
The first recall involves approximately 233,053 2014 Ram ProMaster full-size vans, all in the U.S., Chrysler said. The auto maker wants to upgrade in those vehicles TPMS software that helps tire sensors recognize which tire is transmitting low-pressure data.
Without the upgrade, the warning light may signal falsely that tire pressure is low, Chrysler said. If the light is already activated, motorists won't be able to tell when tire pressure is actually low, it said.
The second recall involves approximately 10,390 2014 Jeep Wrangler SUVs and Dodge Grand Caravan/Chrysler Town & Country Minivans, all in the U.S., according to Chrysler.
These vehicles need to have their TPMS modules reconfigured to disable test modes that were inadvertently left on, the auto maker said. The test modes could cause inaccurate tire pressure readings.
Chrysler said its dealers will correct the problems free of charge and it will begin notifying vehicle owners in November. Meanwhile, customers with questions may contact Chrysler's Consumer Information Center at 800-853-1403.