Safety Recall Y30 – Trailer Reverse Steering Control Module – 2021 Ram 1500

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June 10, 2021 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 21V438000

Rearview Camera Image May Not Display/FMVSS 111

A rearview camera that does not display an image reduces the driver’s rear view, increasing the risk of a crash or injury.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V438000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US, LLC)

Components BACK OVER PREVENTION

Potential Number of Units Affected 14,096

 

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US, LLC) is recalling certain 2021 Ram 1500 vehicles equipped with a trailer reverse steering module (TRSCM). The rearview camera image may not display. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 111, “Rear Visibility.”

 

Remedy

Dealers will update the TRSCM software, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed June 24, 2021. Owners may contact FCA US, LLC customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA, US, LLC’s number for this recall is Y30.

 

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.

 

Check if your Vehicle has a Recall

 


New Safety Recall Advanced Communication – Y30

FCA US LLC (FCA US) has announced a safety recall on certain 2021 Model Year (DT) Ram 1500 Pickup vehicles equipped with Trailer Reverse Steering Control (Sales Code XA1).  

 

REASON FOR THIS SAFETY RECALL

Some of the above vehicles may be equipped with Trailer Reverse Steering Control

Module (TRSCM) software that does not meet rear visibility regulation FMVSS No. 111 S5.5.6 which requires that the rear visibility system default to the rearview image being visible, and meet the requirements of FMVSS No. 111 S5.5.1 (field of view) and S5.5.2 (image size) at the beginning of each backing event, regardless of any modifications to the field of view that the driver had previously selected. Suspect vehicles may not display the rear view image during a backing event. The vehicle operator will notice that the rearview image is not displayed if attempting to reference the image while backing and the Electronic Throttle Control warning indicator may be illuminated in the instrument panel cluster. If this warning is not heeded, backing without verifying it is safe to do so could lead to an increased risk of injury to people outside the vehicle.

 

SERVICE ACTION

FCA US will conduct a voluntary safety recall to reprogram the TRSCM with the latest software. The remedy for this condition is not currently available.  Dealers will be notified of the launch of this safety recall by way of established communication methods.  This recall is estimated to launch in 2nd Quarter of 2021.

 


NOTE: Safety Recall Y30 has been superseded by Safety Recall Y80.

Please refer to Safety Recall Y80 for service repair instructions.

 


June 2021

Dealer Service Instructions for:

Safety Recall Y30 / NHTSA 21V-438 Trailer Reverse Steering Control Module

 

Remedy Available

2021 (DT) Ram 1500 Pickup

 

NOTE:  This recall applies only to the above vehicles equipped with Trailer Reverse Steering Control (Sales Code XA1)

NOTE:  Some vehicles above may have been identified as not involved in this recall and therefore have been excluded from this recall.

 

IMPORTANT:  Some of the involved vehicles may be in dealer new vehicle inventory.  Federal law requires you to complete this recall service on these vehicles before retail delivery.  Dealers should also consider this requirement to apply to used vehicle inventory and should perform this recall on vehicles in for service.  Involved vehicles can be determined by using the VIP inquiry process.

 

Subject

The Trailer Reverse Steering Control Module (TRSCM) software on about 14,000 of the above vehicles does not meet Rear Visibility regulation FMVSS No. 111 S5.5.6 which requires that the rear visibility system default to the rearview image being visible, and meet the requirements of FMVSS No. 111 S5.5.1 (field of view) and S5.5.2 (image size) at the beginning of each backing event, regardless of any modifications to the field of view that the driver had previously selected. Suspect vehicles may not display the rear view image during a backing event. The vehicle operator will notice that the rearview image is not displayed if attempting to reference the image while backing and the Electronic Throttle Control warning indicator may be illuminated in the instrument panel cluster. If this warning is not heeded, backing without verifying it is safe to do so could lead to an increased risk of injury to people outside the vehicle.

 

Repair

Reset the Trailer Reverse Steering Control Module (TRSCM) then reprogram the TRSCM with the latest available software.

 

Parts Information

No parts are required to perform this service procedure.

 

Parts Return

No parts return required for this campaign.

 

Special Tools

The following special tools are required to perform this repair:

➢ NPN wiTECH MicroPod II
➢ NPN Laptop Computer
➢ NPN wiTECH Software

 

Service Procedure 

NOTE: The TRSCM must be reset before performing this software update. Perform the following steps to reset the TSRCM first before proceeding with the software update.

 

  1. Remove the two screws (1) along the bottom edge of the lower steering column opening cover then lower the cover (2) to gain access to the interior Power Distribution Center (PDC) (Figure 1).

 

CAUTION: Do not stress any wires while lowering the panel.

 

  1. To reset the TRSCM, remove and reinstall the TRSCM fuse 53 in the interior PDC, then cycle the ignition (Figure 2).

 

  1. Install the lower steering column cover (2) then install and tighten the two screws (1) (Figure 1).

 

NOTE: The wiTECH scan tool must be used to perform this recall.  The wiTECH software is required to be at the latest release level before performing this procedure. If the reprogramming flash for the TRSCM is aborted or interrupted, repeat the procedure. The TRSCM software must be at the latest software calibration level after completing this recall.

 

  1. Open the hood. Install a battery charger and verify that the charging rate provides 13.0 to 13.5 volts. Do not allow the charger to time out during the flash process.  Set the battery charger timer (if so equipped) to continuous charge.

 

NOTE:  Use an accurate stand-alone voltmeter.  The battery charger volt meter may not be sufficiently accurate.  Voltages outside of the specified range will cause an unsuccessful flash.  If voltage reading is too high, apply an electrical load by activating the park or headlamps and/or HVAC blower motor to lower the voltage.

 

  1. Connect the wiTECH micro pod II to the vehicle data link connector.

 

  1. Place the ignition in the “RUN” position.

 

  1. Open the wiTECH 2.0 website.

 

  1. Enter your “User id” and “Password” and your “Dealer Code”, then select “Sign In” at the bottom of the screen.  Click “Accept”.

 

  1. From the “Vehicle Selection” screen, select the vehicle to be updated.

 

  1. From the “Action Items” screen, select the “Topology” tab.

 

  1. From the “Topology” tab, select the “TRSCM” icon.

 

  1. From the “Flash” tab, compare the “Current Electronic Control Unit (ECU) Part Number” with the “New ECU Part Number” listed.
  • If the “Current ECU part Number” is the same as the “New Part Number”, proceed to Step 18.
  • If the “Current ECU part Number” is NOT the same as the “New Part Number”, continue with Step 13.

 

  1. From the TRSCM tab, select the TRSCM flash part number. Read the flash special instructions page.  Select “OK” to continue.

 

NOTE: When starting this ECU flash programming session, the progress bar may hang for about 2 minutes in the beginning and at the end of the flash process.

 

  1. From the flash ECU agreement page, agree to terms by checking the box.

 

  1. Select “Flash ECU” and then follow the wiTECH screen instructions to complete the flash.

 

  1. Confirm the software is at the latest available calibration level.

 

  1. Cycle the ignition to the “OFF” position then back to the “RUN” position before clearing any DTCs that may have been set in any module during the flash process.

 

  1. Click “View DTCs”, select “Clear All DTCs”, click “Continue” and then click “Close”.

 

  1. Place the ignition in the “OFF” position and then remove the wiTECH micro pod II device from the vehicle.

 

  1. Remove the battery charger from the vehicle.

 

  1. Close the engine compartment hood and return the vehicle to the customer or inventory.

 


 


1 Affected Product

Vehicle

MAKE MODEL YEAR
RAM 1500 2021

 


10 Associated Documents

Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-21V438-4145.pdf 688.332KB

RCAK-21V438-4145

 


Noncompliance Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-21V438-7914.PDF 214.211KB

RCLRPT-21V438-7914

 


Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-21V438-9461.pdf 460.517KB

RCRIT-21V438-9461

 


Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – Dealer Notification re FCA US LLC (FCA US) has announced a safety recall on certain 2021 Model Year (DT) Ram 1500 Pickup vehicles equipped with Trailer Reverse Steering Control (Sales Code XA1).

RCMN-21V438-2448.pdf 97.471KB

RCMN-21V438-2448

 


ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RCONL-21V438-3064.pdf 516.995KB

RCONL-21V438-3064

 


Recall Quarterly Report #1, 2021-2

RCLQRT-21V438-0599.PDF 211.156KB

RCLQRT-21V438-0599

 


Recall Quarterly Report #2, 2021-3

RCLQRT-21V438-3741.PDF 211.26KB

RCLQRT-21V438-3741

 


ISSUED Renotification Notice

RCRN-21V438-4425.pdf 137.489KB

RCRN-21V438-4425

 


Recall Quarterly Report #3, 2021-4

RCLQRT-21V438-0225.PDF 211.353KB

RCLQRT-21V438-0225

 


Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-21V438-5143.pdf 27.886KB

RCRIT-21V438-5143

 


Latest Recalls Documents

For the Latest and Most Recent Recalls Information Visit the link below…

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=21V438&docType=RCL

 


 

Reprogramming

Chrysler J2534 Application Overview

 

DRB III Emulator

Flash Availability - J2534/Pass Thru Device

Vehicle to Diagnostic Tool Reference Chart

 

Chrysler Recommended J2534 Devices

For Chrysler recommended J2534 device, see below table.

J2534 Device Firmware Version
CTC Vehicle Box * 1.9
UCAN 2 1.0
Blue Streak -2534 Global Programmer 2.10
Actia I+ME Passthru 2.07

* Chrysler recommends the CTC Vehicle Box Device for Chrysler SCI ECU reprogramming. SCI reprogramming is used on most PCMs and TCMs prior to the introduction of CAN bus vehicles which began in 2004 (Durango).

 

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Click on the link below to:

Download J2534 Application

(Install the wiTECH 2.0 J2534 Application on your computer)

Download the Setup Utility

(Configure your microPod/MDP device)

Launch wiTECH 2.0

(Once subscription and users are assigned to a tool please follow this link to access wiTECH)

https://www.mopartsp.com/support

 


Chrysler J2534 Manual

wiTECH Software

www.techauthority.com

 


 

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