Over 300,000 vehicles from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles are subject to a new recall involving glitchy backup cameras, according to documents FCA filed with the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration earlier this month. The recall involves models from the Jeep, Ram, Dodge and Chrysler brands.
Total, 318,537 cars may house a software problem that causes the rearview image to remain on the infotainment screen after the driver shifts out of reverse. Vehicles affected include the 2019-2020, , , , 2500 and 2500 pickups, and . Certain 2020 and models are also included, are some 2019 models.
The problem can occur with these vehicles when equipped with either the 8.4-inch or 12-inch infotainment screens. The glitch puts each vehicle out of compliance with federal safety standards and NHTSA says the "lingering rearview image can distract the driver" and increase the risk of a crash.
FCA will notify owners of the affected vehicles and owners will need to bring their vehicles to their local dealer. There, each car will receive updated software to fix the issue. Look for notices to start arriving in the mail May 22.