Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling more than 365,000 vehicles, including 46,772 in Canada, because the rearview camera image is staying on the display screen longer than it should.
The vehicles are certain Jeep Gladiator and Jeep Cherokee models, Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups, Chrysler Pacifica, Dodge Durango, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Renegade vehicles and Dodge Challenger sedans, all from the 2019 and 2020 model years, according to a recall notice on the Transport Canada website.
The recalled vehicles have 8.4- or 12-inch displays.
For the Ram pickup, the 12-inch screens have been a significant selling point in the United States. Sales of the pickup improved seven per cent to 128,805 vehicles during the first quarter there, even amid the plunge in March sales caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
In Canada, Ram pickup sales were flat at 19,179 during the first quarter.
The Associated Press reported that the software error causes the rearview image to stay on the screen more than 10 seconds after the vehicle has been shifted out of reverse. This causes potential driver distraction and an increased risk of crash.
No crashes or injuries have been reported.