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3Oct
fca_msFCA re-recalls 650K vehicles to inspect brake repair

FCA re-recalls 650K vehicles to inspect brake repair

Left Lane News – October 3, 2017

FCA re-recalls 650K vehicles to inspect brake repair

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has issued a follow-up recall for nearly 650,000 vehicles, including the 2011-2014 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee, that may have been improperly repaired in a previous campaign.
The original recall focused on protecting the brake booster from corrosion and subsequent water intrusion. Rather than install a new brake booster with improved corrosion resistance, FCA instructed technicians to install a shield to divert water away from the booster.
Some technicians apparently failed to properly install the new shield, resulting in more complaints of braking problems and additional NHTSA tests to determine the root cause…

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22Sep
dodge_msChrysler recalls SUVs with defective driveshafts

Chrysler recalls SUVs with defective driveshafts

Recall Masters – September 22, 2017

Chrysler recalls SUVs with defective driveshafts

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has recalled multiple vehicles likely equipped with defective driveshafts, according to documentation filed with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. The campaign affects 2017 Dodge Durango sport utility vehicles with production dates ranging from May 25, 2017 to June 2, 2017. FCA suspects all of the vehicles referenced in the recall contain the defective parts.
The Defect
Affected models contain overly shortened halfshafts that could disengage from differentials during operation. Should this occur, vehicles will unexpectedly lose motive power and the ability to shift gears. This increases the likelihood of high-speed collisions and therefore poses a serious risk to occupants. That said, FCA has not received reports linking the defective drivetrain features to any accidents or injuries. Drivers may hear noise coming from the underside of the vehicle prior to halfshaft disconnect…

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22Aug
dodge_msChrysler Recalls Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger Cars

Chrysler Recalls Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger Cars

CarComplaints.com -August 22, 2017

Chrysler Recalls Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger Cars

Chrysler is recalling more than 1,200 cars because oil could spray all over the windshields and hot engine parts, possibly causing fires, or stalled engines if enough oil is lost. Additionally, a driver will have a tough time seeing through a windshield coated with motor oil.
Recalled are 2017 Dodge Challenger and 2017 Dodge Charger cars equipped with Hellcat engines and defective engine oil cooler hoses.
Chrysler received three warranty part returns in a two-week period that showed the same engine oil cooler hose failures, causing the Costa Rica supplier, Hutchings Automotive Products, to conduct testing of the hoses.
Hutchings tested oil cooler lines to determine if changing the oven temperature and curing time for the glue improved the joint where separations were occurring. The tests caused the engine oil cooler hoses to separate at the crimped joining of the chlorinated polyethylene hoses to the aluminum tubes…

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10Aug
fca_msFiat Chrysler recalls 805,000 cars for alternator, airbag issues

Fiat Chrysler recalls 805,000 cars for alternator, airbag issues

Gears of Biz -August 10, 2017

Fiat Chrysler recalls 805,000 cars for alternator, airbag issues

The vehicles are split between two separate, unrelated recalls.
Fiat Chrysler issued not one, but two recalls this week for two separate issues that, when combined, cover approximately 805,000 cars.
FCA’s first recall covers 363,480 examples of the 2011-2015 Dodge Journey crossover.
The recall involves the vehicle’s front driver airbag. The airbag’s wiring harness might get chafed within the steering wheel, and if that happens, it could cause the airbag to deploy inadvertently. This increases the risk of both a collision and driver injury…

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25Jul
dodge_ms2017 Dodge Challenger recalled to fix transmission glitch

2017 Dodge Challenger recalled to fix transmission glitch

Car Connection – July 25, 2017

2017 Dodge Challenger recalled to fix transmission glitch

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling the 2017 Dodge Challenger to address a problem with the car’s transmission. A software glitch could allow owners to think their vehicle is in park when in fact, it’s not.
This isn’t the first issue that FCA has had with shifters in recent years. An electronic shifter manufactured by ZF confounded many Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep owners, resulting in 41 injuries, a recall of 1.1 million vehicles, and the death of a budding Hollywood actor. The automaker was on the receiving end of at least two lawsuits related to the faulty component…

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24Jul
dodge_ms2017 Dodge Challenger: Recall Alert

2017 Dodge Challenger: Recall Alert

Cars.com – July 24, 2017

2017 Dodge Challenger: Recall Alert

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 7,800 model-year 2017 Dodge Challenger sports coupes equipped with 5.7-liter V-8 engines and eight-speed automatic transmissions
The Problem: The transmission may not remain in the Park position; if that gear is selected while the engine is still running and the driver exits the vehicle without the parking brake set, the vehicle may roll, increasing the risk of an injury or crash.
The Fix: Dealers will update the transmission control module software for free…

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19Jul
dodge_msDodge Challenger, Charger and Durango Recalled for Two Separate Concerns

Dodge Challenger, Charger and Durango Recalled for Two Separate Concerns

Torque News – July 19, 2017

Dodge Challenger, Charger and Durango Recalled for Two Separate Concerns

Dodge is recalling select Challengers, Chargers and Durangos from the 2011-2014 model years to replace problematic alternators while also recalling select 2017 Challengers to correct a programming issue which could allow the modern muscle car to roll away when parked.
FCA recently issued information on a two fresh recalls of the Dodge Challenger, with one of those recalls applying only to the Challenger while the other applies to the Dodge Charger, the Dodge Durango, the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Chrysler 300…

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15Jun
dodge_ms2011-2012 Dodge Grand Caravan recalled for unintended airbag deployment: 296,000 vehicles affected

2011-2012 Dodge Grand Caravan recalled for unintended airbag deployment: 296,000 vehicles affected

Car Connection – June 15, 2017


2011-2012 Dodge Grand Caravan recalled for unintended airbag deployment: 296,000 vehicles affected

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling nearly 300,000 Dodge Grand Caravan minivans to fix a problem that could cause the driver-side airbag to deploy without warning. The recall affects vehicles from the 2011 and 2012 model years.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Grand Caravan’s problem stems from a poorly placed wiring harness associated with the steering wheel. That harness may become trapped between the back cover of the steering wheel and the edge of the horn plate. If that should happen, the wire insulation may become worn, which could cause a short circuit.
That, in turn, might cause the driver’s airbag to deploy inadvertently. Depending on where and when that happens, it could dramatically increase the risk of a crash. FCA says that it has received reports of eight injuries that may be related to the problem, but no reports of collisions…

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17May
fca_msFCA recalls 1.25 million trucks concerning software error

FCA recalls 1.25 million trucks concerning software error

SpeedLUX – May 17, 2017


FCA recalls 1.25 million trucks concerning software error

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) stated on Friday it is going to recall over 1.25 million pickup worldwide to deal with a software error connected to reports of one crash death and 2 injuries.

The incorrect code might temporarily disable the side air bag and deployment seat of belt pretensioners – which decrease safety belt slack during impacts – during an automobile rollover stimulated by a substantial underbody effect, such as striking onroad debris or driving off-road, the Italian-American automaker stated.

The company will reprogram computer system modules in the affected automobiles to address this error…

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