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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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19May
jeep_msJeep recalls 1,178 new Compass crossovers for half-shaft gremlins

Jeep recalls 1,178 new Compass crossovers for half-shaft gremlins

CNET Road Show – May 19, 2017


Jeep recalls 1,178 new Compass crossovers for half-shaft gremlins

It’s always a bit of a bummer when a brand-new model ends up with a recall early in its life, as is the case with the all-new 2017 Jeep Compass.  Jeep issued a recall for just 1,178 examples of the 2017 Compass. All the vehicles in question are equipped with a six-speed transmission. The issue lies with the left front half-shaft, which is a drive axle that transfers power from the transmission to the vehicle’s wheels.  In this case, the left front half-shaft might not be properly seated. This could lead the half-shaft to disengage from the transmission or potentially break. If either one of those events occurs, the vehicle may suffer a loss of motive force. That could increase the risk of a crash if it happens at an inopportune time…

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29Nov
jeep_ms2017 Jeep Wrangler Recalled Over Potential Fuel Tank Leak

2017 Jeep Wrangler Recalled Over Potential Fuel Tank Leak

Fiat Chrysler Authority – November 29, 2016

2017 Jeep Wrangler Recalled Over Potential Fuel Tank Leak

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling some units of the 2017 Jeep Wrangler over an issue with the fuel tank that can increase the risk of a fire.

The defect: affected vehicles may have a fuel tank that has a cracked or broken control valve, possibly resulting in a fuel leak in a rollover event, debris in the fuel tank and/or the potential of over fueling the vehicle.

The hazards: a fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.

Affected vehicles: 2017 Jeep Wrangler manufactured November 1, 2016 to November 3, 2016.

Number of vehicles affected: 359 (United States figure)…

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7Nov
jeep_msFCA recalls Jeep Cherokee to replace knee airbags

FCA recalls Jeep Cherokee to replace knee airbags

Left Lane – November 7, 2016

FCA recalls Jeep Cherokee to replace knee airbags

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is preparing to recall a small batch of Jeep Cherokee crossovers to replace the knee airbags. Some vehicles from the 2017 model year were assembled with a faulty driver’s knee airbag. The airbag inflator, produced by ARC Automotive in Knoxville, may have been manufactured with an improper weld.

“The consequence of improper welds on the KAB inflator and potentially inadequate knee blocker cushion inflation is a potentially compromised safety system with possible additional injuries to the driver in certain types of vehicle crashes,” FCA warns…

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