A longer-than-10-second lingering rearview camera display drives FCA to issue a software update recall for 3,18,537 vehicles fitted with the company’s 8.4-inch and 12-inch company fitted infotainment systems.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in USA is all set to recall 3,18,537 vehicles across its Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, and Jeep brands to address a fault with the reverse camera display software. The issue with the reverse camera display is that the reverse camera feed continues to be displayed on the infotainment screen of the affected models even after the gear selector is shifted out of reverse. This can be distracting for drivers who may drive the car after pulling out in reverse from a parking spot.
As per the Federal Motor Vehicles Guidelines in the U.S. delayed feed from the reverse camera can only appear on the infotainment screen for a maximum of 10 seconds. And since the delay is longer than 10 seconds in the affected FCA cars, it mandates a recall. This problem affects certain 2019-2020 FCA models equipped with either an 8.4-inch or a 12-inch company fitted infotainment system.
Here’s a look at the list of vehicles affected by the recall:
- 2019 Dodge Challenger
- 2019-2020 Jeep Renegade
- 2019-2020 Jeep Wrangler
- 2019-2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee
- 2019-2020 Dodge Durango
- 2019-2020 Chrysler Pacifica
- 2019-2020 Ram 3500
- 2019-2020 Ram 2500
- 2019-2020 Ram 1500
- 2020 Jeep Cherokee
- 2020 Jeep Gladiator
The fix for this problem is a software update from FCA that will alter the radio display software. This update can be done either at company dealerships or by over the air updates.
FCA will be notifying owners about the recall, with updates scheduled to start from May 22nd onwards. Considering that the new Jeep Wrangler is sold in India, we are yet to see if it too will be affected by the recall. It's also worth noting that higher-end Jeep Compass variants for India feature the 8.4-inch infotainment system.
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