And now for a teeny tiny recall

The good people at Ram are recalling ProMaster City commercial vans from the 2020 and 2021 model years, because the antilock brake module may have a bad internal part that renders it useless. The bad joke on Ram: only four vehicles are estimated to have the problem, all of them made from August 15, 2020 to October 6, 2020. The rest have different configurations and they’re not afflicted by it.

2018 promaster city

The problem was spotted by the part’s supplier, Germany’s Continental Teves, and reported to Fiat Chrysler on February 8, 2020. The company immediately began looking at records to find vans affected by the problem, and decided on March 2 to do the recall. They could not find a single report of a problem—no warranty claims, no customer complaints, no crashes.

The ProMaster City is made in Europe and imported to the United States, while the larger ProMaster was heavily modified by Ram engineers before production in Mexico began.

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The recall will likely start in April. See the NHTSA page.

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