The National Highway Travel Safety Administration released a series of recalls Saturday that shop owners, managers, and auto glass installers, should keep on their radar. The issues stem around loss of visibility for drivers and cases of obstructed view in Dodge vehicles.
Loss of visibility was shown in the following models:
- 2018 RAM 3500,
- 2018 RAM 2500,
- 2018 RAM 1500, and
- 2018 Journey.
A driver may lose the image and cause a loss of visibility with the backup camera, which can increase the chances of having an accident. The backup camera in these vehicles fail to observe the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard requirements, and more than one thousand vehicles have been affected. Affected vehicle owners will be contacted by the manufacturer, Chrysler, this recall number is U56. Dealers will also replace the rearview mirror at no charge.
The second recall involves an obstruction of view for 2018 Dodge Journey drivers. The issue stems from a delay in the full camera view. The camera view may not be fully visible within two seconds and there may be an increased risk of a crash. There are nearly two thousand vehicles affected by this recall. Its recall number is U58. Chrysler, the manufacturer, will notify all vehicle owners affected by U58 and dealers will replace the rearview mirror for free.
The recall is set to start August 3, 2018. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. They 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.safercar.gov.