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10Aug
jeep_ms2017 Jeep Renegade Recalled Over Incorrectly Malfunction Indicator Lamps

2017 Jeep Renegade Recalled Over Incorrectly Malfunction Indicator Lamps

 FCAuthority -August 10, 2017

2017 Jeep Renegade Recalled Over Incorrectly Malfunction Indicator Lamps

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling some units of the 2017 Jeep Renegade over an issue that could cause multiple malfunction indicator lamps to illuminate on the instrument panel when no malfunction exists.
The defect: due to a software issue, multiple malfunction indicator lamps may illuminate on the instrument panel when no malfunction exists. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 101, “Control and Displays.”
The hazards: if the malfunction indicator lamps illuminate at incorrect times, the driver may be unaware when a true malfunction occurs, increase the risk of a crash.
Affected vehicles: 2017 Jeep Renegade.
Number of vehicles affected: 3,002 (United States figure).
The fix: Jeep parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will notify owners and dealers will update the Instrument Panel Control software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 16, 2017…

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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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27Jul
ram_ms2017 Ram 1500 Recalled Over Potential Fuel Leak

2017 Ram 1500 Recalled Over Potential Fuel Leak

FC Authority – July 27, 2017

2017 Ram 1500 Recalled Over Potential Fuel Leak

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling some units of the 2017 Ram 1500 over an issue that could cause the vehicle to leak fuel.
The defect: the fuel tanks in the affected vehicles may have a broken fuel tank control valve which might leak fuel if the vehicle were to become inverted. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 301, “Fuel System Integrity.”
The hazards: in the event of a rollover crash, leaking fuel in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.
Affected vehicles: certain 2017 Ram 1500…

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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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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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14Jul
fca_msFiat Chrysler recalls 1.33 million vehicles

Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.33 million vehicles

CNBC – July 14, 2017

Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.33 million vehicles

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said on Friday it is recalling 1.33 million vehicles worldwide in two separate campaigns for potential fire risks and inadvertent airbag deployments.
The Italian-American automaker said it is recalling about 770,000 sport utility vehicles because of a wiring issue that may lead to inadvertent deployment of the driver-side air bag and is linked to reports of five related minor injuries, but no crashes.
The company said wiring could chafe against pieces of steering-wheel trim, potentially causing a short-circuit and ultimately leading to an inadvertent air bag deployment. The issue could also cause unintended windshield wiper operation or inoperable switches…

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16Jun
chrysler_msModel year 2017 Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid Electric vehicles recalled

Model year 2017 Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid Electric vehicles recalled

Consumer Affairs – June 16, 2017


Model year 2017 Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid Electric vehicles recalled

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 100 model year 2017 Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid Electric vehicles (PHEV).

The tire placard on the recalled vehicles incorrectly lists the seating capacity as six occupants rather then seven, with a combined weight of 950lbs rather than 1,100lbs.

As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, “Tire Selection and Rims.”

The incorrect tire label may cause customer confusion, potentially resulting in vehicle overloading, increasing the risk of a crash…

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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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13Jun
chrysler_msChrysler recalls all the Pacifica Hybrids for battery problems

Chrysler recalls all the Pacifica Hybrids for battery problems

CNET Road Show – June 13, 2017


Chrysler recalls all the Pacifica Hybrids for battery problems

Chrysler has been quick to hype its 2017 Pacifica Hybrid — a plug-in hybrid minivan that gets 84 miles per gallon equivalent. But the hype train has to make a quick stop at Recall Station.
Fiat Chrysler has issued a voluntary recall for all the Pacifica Hybrids — since it’s a new car, this amounts to just 1,368 vehicles in the US and 309 in Canada, for a total of 1,677. As InsideEVs notes, the Pacifica Hybrid started production in November, but deliveries didn’t really take place until this spring because of various factors…

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14May
ram_msFiat Chrysler recalls 1M Ram pickups over airbag software error

Fiat Chrysler recalls 1M Ram pickups over airbag software error

Slash Gear – May 14, 2017


Fiat Chrysler recalls 1M Ram pickups over airbag software error

If you drive a recent model from the Ram pickup line, you’ll want to pay special attention to Fiat Chrysler‘s latest safety recall notice. The car maker has announced a voluntary recall program for just over 1 million vehicles that may be affected by a software error that could prevent airbags from deploying when needed. The company’s recall notice posted on its website acknowledges that up to one fatality, two injuries, and two accidents may be related to this issue.

The recall is said to apply to 1.02 million truck models from the 2013-2016 Ram 1500 and 2500, and 2014-2016 Ram 3500 lineups in the US. Also recalled are 216,007 pickups in Canada, 21,668 in Mexico, and 21,530 from outside North America…

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