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7Dec
jeep_ms2017-2018 Jeep Compass: Recall Alert

2017-2018 Jeep Compass: Recall Alert

Cars.com  – December 7, 2017

2017-2018 Jeep Compass: Recall Alert

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 25,800 model-year 2017-18 Jeep Compass SUVs
The Problem: The brightness of the backlighting for the instrument panel cluster can’t be adjusted, which can affect the driver’s ability to see at night, increasing the risk of a crash.
The Fix: Dealers will update the instrument panel cluster software, as necessary, for free.
What Owners Should Do: Jeep manufacturer Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will begin notifying owners Jan. 10, 2018. Owners can call the automaker at 800-853-1403, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit www.safercar.gov to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.
Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer. To check for other recalls, and to schedule a free recall repair at your local dealership, click here: Jeep Compass…

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6Dec
ram_ms2018 Ram ProMaster vans recalled over airbag fears

2018 Ram ProMaster vans recalled over airbag fears

CNET Road Road Show  – December 6, 2017

2018 Ram ProMaster vans recalled over airbag fears

The recall monster seems to be rearing its ugly head once again this year, with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announcing an airbag-related recall for 3,514 of its 2018 Ram ProMaster work vans.
The ProMaster recall stems from the possible use of an incorrect rivet fastener that may cause the vehicle’s plastic door-mounted side-impact airbag sensor housing to crack, potentially rendering the airbag ineffective during specific types of crashes. The fix entails the replacement of both front-door airbag sensor housings by dealers…

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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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27Sep
jeep_msModel year 2017-2018 Jeep Cherokees recalled

Model year 2017-2018 Jeep Cherokees recalled

Consumer Affairs – September 27, 2017

Model year 2017-2018 Jeep Cherokees recalled

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 22,242 model year 2017-2018 Jeep Cherokee.
Tire and rim size information required on the certification label was omitted during manufacturing, which may result in an incorrect tire and rim combination being installed on the vehicle.
As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, “Tire Selection and Rims.”
The missing information could lead to an incorrect combination of tire and rim being installed on the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash…

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24Sep
chrysler_msChrysler Pacifica Recalled Because Hoonage Might Unbuckle the Kiddos

Chrysler Pacifica Recalled Because Hoonage Might Unbuckle the Kiddos

TheDrive.com – September 24, 2017

Chrysler Pacifica Recalled Because Hoonage Might Unbuckle the Kiddos

If you’re a mom or dad carving up corners in your Chrysler Pacifica while taking your kids to practice, you might want to take it easy until you get your recall notice. Chrysler is issuing a recall for about 50,000 Pacifica minivans due to a seat belt issue that can come up while hooning.
“In certain passenger seating and vehicle situations, the second-row center seating position seat belt buckle could cause the left outboard seat belt to become unlatched,” according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association. Since it pertains to the middle seat in the second row, the recall is only for eight-passenger Pacificas. If you have a seven-seater with captain’s chairs in the back, you’re good…

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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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19Sep
ram_ms494,000 Ram trucks recalled for fire hazard

494,000 Ram trucks recalled for fire hazard

Detroit Free Press – September 19, 2017

494,000 Ram trucks recalled for fire hazard

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling almost half a million medium- and heavy-duty Ram trucks over a water pump issue that could potentially cause a fire.
The company said it is not aware of any injuries or accidents related to the issue, which affects 2013-17 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups and 3500, 4500 and 5500 chassis cabs. The recall is limited to trucks with 6.7-liter engines, the company said in a news release, noting that it no longer equips vehicles with that water pump…

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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
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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