(New York) Chrysler is recalling more than 211,000 SUVs and pickup trucks in the United States due to a software malfunction that could disable the vehicles’ electronic stability control systems.

In Canada, an additional 17,462 vehicles will be recalled for the same reasons.

The recall covers certain 2022 model year Dodge Durango, Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 vehicles. According to documents released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), these cars may be experiencing a vehicle malfunction. their anti-lock brake control module, which could lead to a failure of stability control, a key element of safety, and thus increase the risk of an accident.

To remedy the issue, dealers will update the anti-lock brake control module software free of charge. Letters notifying dealers and vehicle owners are expected to be mailed July 26, NHTSA says.

It’s unclear if the update will be available to all affected owners before then. Stellantis, parent company of Chrysler, advises customers with questions or concerns to contact their dealer or the Chrysler Recall Assistance Center.

In a statement, a Stellantis spokesperson said a “routine review of customer feedback” led to an investigation by the company, which discovered the software issue affecting certain vehicles. To date, Chrysler is not aware of any injuries or accidents related to the product, but “urges customers to follow the instructions on their recall notices,” the spokesperson added.

Chrysler, headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, expects a total of 211,581 vehicles – produced in certain periods from April 2021 to December 2022 – to have this defect in UNITED STATES. That includes 157,890 Ram 2500s, 53,167 Dodge Durangos and 524 Ram 3500s, according to the NHTSA report.

Certain “similar vehicles” not included in this recall were produced before or after the suspect manufacturing periods or have different anti-lock brake control module software, the report states. Drivers can confirm whether their specific vehicle is included in the recall and find more information on the NHTSA site or on Chrysler’s recall search.

Beyond the United States and Canada, an estimated 2,313 vehicles will need to be recalled in Mexico and another 5,023 outside North America, the Stellantis spokesperson said.