Stellantis recalls cars for the second time over risk of tire failure  

Auburn Hills, MI – November 21, 2022 – Stellantis (NYSE:STLA), which owns Chrysler and Dodge brands, is recalling 44,212 vehicles that may fail to display the correct tire pressure information to the driver. The system may fail to warn the driver if a tire is underinflated, increasing the risk of a crash and injury. 

This is a second recall for the same issue, which affects some of the cars that were previously repaired.

The following models are affected:

  • 2022 Chrysler 300
  • 2022 Dodge Challenger 
  • 2022 Dodge Charger

Recall summary  

Vehicles on this list are equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System, or TPMS, which alerts the driver if any of the tires are underinflated. The measurements needed for its operation are done by dedicated TPMS sensors.  On affected cars, the battery used by these sensors may die prematurely, so the sensors could fail to provide data to the TPMS system

As a result, the system may fail to warn the driver about tire-pressure-related issues. Alternatively, the battery issue could cause the warning indicator to turn on, masking any new tire pressure issues that occur from that point on.

The component causing the issue is the tire air pressure sensor with part number 68487472AA. 

Recall risks

A car with an underinflated tire has an increased risk of  a crash, as reported. 

Background of the recall

This recall serves as an expansion of one conducted in July for the same issue. After recalling the vehicles, the manufacturer discovered that some of the repaired vehicles still had TMPS battery issues. On the back of that finding, it decided to recall some of the vehicles that were previously repaired, as well as additional ones.

Other Dodge recalls

In October 2022, Dodge pulled some of their Journey crossover SUVs off the roads because of headlamp issues.

In July 2022, the U.S. government launched an investigation into Dodge and Chrysler vans following complaints that the sliding doors could become stuck.

The repair

To rectify the problem, dealers will inspect the TPMS sensors on affected vehicles and replace them if needed. This repair is free of charge. 

Notifications to vehicle owners will be sent on December 16,  2022. 

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

This tire pressure sensor issue affects more than 40,000 muscle cars and sedans. To do a Chrysler or Dodge recall check and see if yours is one of them, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

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Stellantis recalls Jeep, RAM vehicles over fuel pump failure, stall risk

Auburn Hills, MI – November 2, 2022 – Stellantis (NYSE:STLA), which owns the Jeep and RAM brands, is recalling 60,413 vehicles over premature failure of the high-pressure fuel pump. This could lead to the vehicle stalling while in traffic, upping the risk of an accident.

The recall comes on the heels of 250 driver complaints and covers the following models: 

  • 2021 – 2022 Jeep Gladiator
  • 2020 – 2022 Jeep Wrangler
  • 2020 – 2022 RAM 1500

Recall summary

The fuel pump moves the fuel from the vehicle’s gas tank to the engine, where it is used for combustion that powers the vehicle’s movement. In the affected vehicles with Jeep fuel pump issues, the pump could fail prematurely. Debris from failed components could get into the fuel system and prevent the fuel from reaching the engine.

This recall applies to vehicles with a 3.0 liter diesel engine.

The component involved in this recall is the high-pressure fuel pump (HPFP), with part number 68211269AA.

Background of the recall

The recall comes on the back of “22 customer assistance records, 205 warranty claims, and 33 field reports” received between mid-2020 and late September of 2022. No injuries or accidents have been reported because of the issue.

Recall risks

If the fuel fails to reach the engine, “fuel starvation” will occur. This may result in a loss of power, increasing the chances that the vehicle will crash. 

Warning signs

Drivers may notice the Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) or the Service Electronic Throttle Control indicator – which looks like a lighting bolt – turning on in the instrument panel. There may also be excessive noise or a fuel leak coming from the HPFP.

 Other Jeep and RAM truck recalls

A number of 2014-2019 RAM 1500s and 2014-2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs were recalled in June 2022. This recall, which affected 138,645 vehicles in all, was also in response to a defect with the high-pressure fuel pump.

As part of another Fiat Chrysler recall, Stellantis recalled 4,907 RAM pickup trucks in October 2022 over an Engine Control Module (ECM) component that may have been fitted incorrectly. This could cause the vehicle to stall. 

The repair

Dealers will inspect and replace the affected fuel system components free of charge. Stellantis will reimburse owners who paid for repairs prior to the issuance of the recall order.

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

More than 60,000 vehicles are affected by this fuel pump recall. To check for other potential Jeep and RAM 1500 recalls on your vehicle, run a Jeep or RAM recall check using MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

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Stellantis latest recalls affect over 1.1 million cars

Washington, D.C. – October 17, 2022 – Stellantis (NYSE:STLA), which owns Chrysler, Dodge, Jee, and RAM brands, has racked up nine recalls in the past six months. In total, more than 1.1 million vehicles have been affected by this. Besides, the recalls, the company is subject to two ongoing investigations by the U.S. government auto safety regulator, which could lead to recalls of additional 1.5 million vehicles.

Read on to see if your vehicle is affected. 

Roll-away SUVs

In March, some Jeep and Dodge SUVs were recalled because they could shift out of Park even when the brake was not applied. This was caused by a faulty ABS unit.  Approximately a quarter of a million vehicles were affected by these Stellantis rollaway issues, including: 

  • 2018 – 2019 Dodge Durango
  • 2018 – 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Trucks with malfunctioning ESC

That same month,  Stellantis also recalled a large batch of RAM trucks and Dodge SUVs over a software issue within the ABS. This might prevent the warning light on the dashboard from illuminating if the car’s electronic stability control (ESC) malfunctions. In total, 370,437 cars had to be recalled because of this, including: 

  • 2019 – 2022 RAM 2500 
  • 2019 – 2022 RAM 3500
  • 2021 – 2022 Dodge Durango 

As of July 25 – the last date for which information is available – roughly half of the vehicles involved still needed to be repaired. To see if your car is affected, please use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool

SUVs with unsecured child car seats

Certain 2021 – 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L SUVs were recalled in April because of an issue with child-seat anchorage points on second-row seats. As a result, the child seat could be inadequately secured during a collision, increasing the risk of injury. In total, 4,586 were affected. 

As of July 25 – the last date for which information is available – 2,746 vehicles involved still needed to be repaired. To see if your car is affected, please use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool

Tire failure risk recall

An issue with the built-in tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) which may keep the system from detecting low tire pressure led to a Stellantis recall that took place in June 2022.

In total, 52,340 cars were affected by this issue, including: 

  • 2022 Chrysler 300
  • 2022 Dodge Challenger
  • 2022 Dodge Charger

Stalling vehicles with diesel engines  

One the heels of the tire pressure recall, over 138,000 Jeep and RAM vehicles equipped with 3.0L diesel engines were recalled over concerns they may stall while driving. The problem was caused by a high-pressure fuel pump, which delivers fuel to the engine.

These Stellantis engine issues affected the following models: 

  • 2014 – 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee 
  • 2014 – 2019 RAM 1500  

Malfunctioning rearview cameras

In June, almost 120,000 RAM pickup trucks were recalled because of a software issue that would prevent the rearview image from being displayed.

The following vehicles were affected: 

  • 2022 RAM 1500 
  • 2022 RAM 2500 
  • 2022 RAM 3500 

More recently, in September, Jeep recalled some of its models over a similar software error. This recall affected 7,895 vehicles, including: 

  • 2020 – 2021 Jeep Wrangler 
  • 2020 – 2021 RAM 1500 
  • 2021 Jeep Gladiator 

Issues with lights 

Two separate light issues led to two Stellantis light recalls that affected over 180,000 cars.

In August, a substantial number of Jeep SUVs were recalled because their tail light side markers were damaged and dimmed. In total, 99,186 vehicles were affected by this recall, including: 

  • 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • 2021 – 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L

Earlier this month, Stellantis recalled more than 80,000 of their 2017 – 2018 Dodge Journey crossover SUVs. These vehicles were equipped with headlights that turned out to be defective and not bright enough

Active investigations

Besides the recalls, the U.S government auto safety regulator, the National Highway Transportation Administration (NHTSA) is conducting two separate investigations concerning Stellantis vehicles. 

In one of them, the regulator is trying to find out if the alleged stalling of Chrysler’s PHEV minivans is caused by a manufacturer error. If this results in a recall, it may affect more than 20,000 of the following vehicles: 

  • 2019 – 2021 Chrysler Pacifica  
  • 2019 – 2020 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

Earlier model-years of the hybrid were recalled in February 2022 over Stellantis fire risk

The other investigation is caused by complaints from Jeep SUV owners regarding unintentional handbrake activating. According to their claims, this would happen even while driving, increasing the risk of a crash and injury. The regulator is checking if this may be caused by water leaks, similar to a recall from 2015. This investigation could lead to a recall, potentially affecting an estimated 1.34 million 2014-2020 Jeep Cherokee SUVs. 

Is your vehicle part of a recall?

At this moment, Stellantis recalls have affected roughly 1.1 million cars in the past six months. To do a Stellantis recall check and see if yours is affected by any of them, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool

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Stellantis recalls Dodge SUVs over headlamp issue,  crash risk

Auburn Hills, MI – October 9, 2022 – Stellantis (NYSE:STLA), which owns the Dodge brand, is recalling 83,453 vehicles over defective headlamps. A substandard reflector may not reflect light brightly enough, compromising visibility and increasing the risk of a crash.

The recall covers 2017 – 2018 Dodge Journey crossover SUVs.

Recall summary

The Dodge Journey’s headlamp assemblies include an amber side reflex reflector that makes the vehicle more visible to other motorists.

In the affected vehicles, the reflector does not reflect enough light.

The components involved in this recall are the front left and front right headlamp assemblies with multiple part numbers, including  05116288AC and 05116289AC. 

Recall risks

A dim reflector makes it harder for other drivers to see the vehicle and react accordingly, which can up the risk of a crash.

Other Dodge recalls 

While there have been few Dodge Journey recalls in recent years, other Dodge vehicles have been recalled.

In March 2022, for example, Stellantis issued a recall for 370,437 vehicles, including the Dodge Durango. This was over an issue with the electronic stability control’s indicator light.   

In June 2022, the Dodge Durango was again part of a recall initiated by Stellantis covering 270,904 vehicles. This was on account of a problem with the brake control system that could let the vehicle roll away.   

Repair

The manufacturer is developing a remedy for the Dodge side reflectors and will notify owners when to bring affected vehicles to authorized dealers for repairs. All repairs will be free of charge.

Affected owners will be notified on or around November 8, 2022. 

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

More than 83,000 vehicles are affected by this Dodge headlamp recall. To see if your vehicle is included, run a Dodge recall check or search Chrysler recalls using MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

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Stellantis issues rearview camera recall for Wrangler, RAM and Gladiator cars

Auburn Hills, MI – September 3, 2022 – Stellantis (NYSE:STLA), which owns the Jeep and Ram brands, is recalling 7,895 vehicles with rearview cameras that may not display an image. This increases the risk of a crash.

The recall includes the following pickup trucks and SUVs :

  • 2020 – 2021 Jeep Wrangler 
  • 2020 – 2021 RAM 1500 
  • 2021 Jeep Gladiator 

Recall summary

Due to a software error, the subject vehicles’ radios may reset repeatedly, interfering with the display and preventing the rearview image from showing while backing up. This reduces the driver’s ability to see behind the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Only vehicles with EcoDiesel engines are affected.

The component in question is the radio, with part numbers including 68428546AD, 68474392AE and 68428540AC.

Recall risks

When the rearview image does not appear as the driver backs up, the driver’s ability to see behind the vehicle is reduced. This could lead to a collision with pedestrians, property or other vehicles.

Warning signs

A telltale sign of a fault is if the radio resets before the driver shifts to reverse. This is an indication that the radio is not functioning as expected and may prevent the rearview image from displaying.

Other recent Jeep and Ram truck recalls

In early August, Stellantis recalled nearly 100,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Grand Cherokee L vehicles with damaged tail lights.

In April, more than 4,000 2021 – 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L SUVs were recalled over improperly secured child car seat anchors, which could increase the risk of injury to a child passenger.

Repair

Dealers will update the radio software at no cost to owners. Owners can expect to receive a letter with more information about this radio software issue, on or around October 14, 2022.

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

More than 7,000 Stellantis vehicles are included in this recall. To perform a RAM or Jeep recall check on your vehicle, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

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Stellantis recalls Jeep SUVs with damaged tail lights

Auburn Hills, MI – August 13, 2022 – Stellantis (NYSE:STLA), which owns the Jeep and Chrysler brands, is recalling 99,186 vehicles with tail light side markers that do not illuminate, increasing the risk of a crash.

The following SUVs are included in this recall:

  • 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • 2021 – 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L

Recall summary

Tail light assemblies contain the brake lights, turn signals, reverse lights and marker lights. Side marker lights make the vehicle more visible and help other drivers judge its position, dimensions and direction.

The tail light assemblies in the subject vehicles may have been built with damaged side marker lights that do not illuminate as expected.

The components in question are the left and right side tail light lamp assemblies, with part numbers 68421132AD and 68421133AD.

Recall risks

A tail light side marker that does not illuminate can reduce the vehicle’s visibility to other drivers, increasing the risk of a crash.

Other recent Jeep and Chrysler recalls

In July, the U.S. government announced an investigation into Stellantis over stalling PHEV minivans. The investigation could lead to a Chrysler recall for the 2019-2021 Chrysler Pacifica  and 2019-2020 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid.

One of the most recent Jeep Grand Cherokee recalls was in June, when the 2014 – 2020 models were recalled over a fuel pump failure.

Earlier in June, more than 200,000 2018 – 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles were recalled over a problem with the brake system.

Repair

To address these Jeep tail light issues, dealers will inspect and, if needed, replace the tail lamp assemblies free of charge. Owners will be notified about the repair program on or around September 16, 2022.

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

Nearly 100,000 vehicles are included in this recall. To perform a Jeep recall check on your vehicle, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

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US government investigates Stellantis over stalling PHEV minivans

Auburn Hills, MI July 31, 2022 – The U.S. government auto safety regulator is investigating incidents with Stellantis (NYSE:STLA) PHEV minivans that may stall while driving, even at highway speeds, increasing the risk of a crash and injury. 

If this investigation leads to a recall, it could affect an estimated 21,348 minivans, including the following: 

  • 2019 – 2021 Chrysler Pacifica  
  • 2019 – 2020 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

Investigation summary  

The regulator, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), opened an investigation on July 22, 2022, following 40 complaints about vehicles stalling while in motion

According to the complaints, the PHEV minivans would lose power while traveling at speeds higher than 25 miles per hour (mph). In some cases, a charging system failure message would appear on the dashboard. Based on initial findings, the malfunction was related to a transmission issue.

Risks

If a vehicle stalls while driving, it could be hit from behind by oncoming traffic, especially on the highway. In addition, it may be difficult for passengers to get out of the vehicle safely in such situations.   

Other Chrysler Pacifica recalls 

Earlier this year, in February, Chrysler Plug-In hybrid vehicles were recalled over a fire risk, with vehicles suddenly bursting into flames. Apart from that, there was another fire-related recall affecting these minivans in June 2020.  

Is your vehicle part of a recall?

This investigation into the Chrysler stalling issue may eventually lead to a recall, possibly affecting over 20,000 minivans. To do a Chrysler recall check for your vehicle, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

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Stellantis recalls 300s, Challengers and Chargers over risk of tire failure

Auburn Hills, MI – July 30, 2022 – Stellantis (NYSE:STLA), which owns the Dodge and Chrysler brands, has issued a recall of 52,340 vehicles over an issue with the built-in tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), which may prevent the system from detecting low tire pressure.  This could lead to tire failure, which increases the risk of a crash. 

This Stellantis recall covers the following models: 

  • 2022 Chrysler 300
  • 2022 Dodge Challenger
  • 2022 Dodge Charger

Recall summary

A tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) notifies drivers about the pressure in each of the vehicle’s tires. When the tire pressure drops below a certain level, the system alerts drivers through a warning light on the instrument panel. This allows the driver to take prompt action, such as inflating the tire to the correct pressure, reducing the risk of tire failure or traction issues.

In the affected vehicles, the battery used by the TPMS sensor may fail prematurely. This can prevent the system from displaying accurate information about the vehicle’s tire pressure.

The component involved in this recall is the tire air pressure sensor, with part number 68487472AA.

Recall risks

If the TPMS cannot sense tire pressure, the low pressure light will not illuminate if the tires become underinflated.

Conversely, the dead sensor battery may also cause a warning light to come on and stay on even if the tire pressure is acceptable. This could mask any new tire pressure issues that arise.

Apart from reducing the vehicle’s fuel efficiency and affecting traction, tires with inadequate air pressure can wear out faster and run the risk of being damaged in a tire blowout. When this happens, drivers may lose control of the vehicle, especially at high speeds, leading to an increased risk of an accident.

Other Chrysler and Dodge recalls 

Last summer, Chrysler issued a recall for the 2020-2021 Chrysler 300, Dodge Challenger, and Dodge Charger over faulty windshields. The front glass was not attached securely to the frame of the affected vehicles, causing them to potentially detach from the vehicle during a crash and increasing the risk of injury. 

Older model-years of the recalled makes are subject to an ongoing Takata recall because of faulty airbags, as reported.

The repair

Dealers will inspect and replace the TPMS sensors on the affected vehicles at no cost to owners. Stellantis will reimburse customers who paid for a related repair before the recall order was issued.

Affected owners will be notified on or around September 2, 2022.

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

More than 52,000 vehicles are included in this Chrysler and Dodge tire sensor recall. To see if your vehicle is affected, run a Chrysler and Dodge recall check using MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.  

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Stellantis recalls Jeep Grand Cherokee L SUVs with unsecured child car seats

Auburn Hills, MI – April 8, 2022 – Stellantis (NYSE:STLA), which owns the Jeep brand, is recalling 4,586 2021–2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L SUVs whose second-row seats may fail to hold the child seat securely during a collision, increasing the risk of an injury. 

Recall summary  

These SUVs have rear seats with anchorage points for a child seat tether welded onto the back of their frames. Due to a supplier error, one or more welds in the recalled vehicles may be missing. This may cause the tether anchorage to snap off if the load is high enough

The components in question are frames for the rear seat back, with part numbers 68545265AA or 68545267AA for the left-hand side and 68545266AA for the right-hand one.

Recall risks

The child seat may become loose in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of an injury. 

Other Jeep and Chrysler recalls

Apart from this one, there are several previous Jeep Grand Cherokee recalls owners should be aware of. In December 2021, the 2021 model-year was among the 36,929 cars recalled due to faulty headlights. A month prior, close to 100,000  cars – including the 2021 model-year – were recalled because their airbags may fail to deploy, as reported.

The last Jeep frame recall took place in September 2018 when over 18,000 Jeep Wrangler SUVs were recalled due to improperly welded suspension brackets that could have snapped, causing steering issues.

The repair

Dealers will inspect the rear seat assemblies and replace the frame if needed free of charge. Notifications to vehicle owners will be sent on May 13, 2022.

Safety tips

Even though the manufacturer does not explicitly state it, parents should be able to use the seat belt retractors to secure the child seat while the issue is being fixed.  For more information on different ways to secure the seat, please see the “Recall summary” section of this Volvo recall article.

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

This Jeep child seat recall affects almost 5,000 vehicles. To do a Stellantis recall check and see if yours is one of them, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

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Stellantis recalls Pacifica Hybrids over fire hazard

Auburn Hills, MI – February 19, 2022 – Stellantis (NYSE:STLA) – which owns Chrysler brand – has issued a recall for 16,741 vehicles over a risk of fire which may occur even if the car is parked and turned off. A fire greatly increases the risk of an injury. 

The recall covers the following minivans:

  • 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Plug-in electric vehicle (PHEV)
  • 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Plug-in electric vehicle (PHEV)

Recall summary

Due to reasons that are currently being investigated, the recalled vehicles may suddenly burst into flames even when parked and with the ignition turned off. 

The recall comes on the heels of “five customer records and 12 field reports” of Pacifica PHEVs spontaneously combusting.

‘The vehicle exploded into a fireball’

One driver’s complaint described his or her family’s horrifying experience which happened while the car was driven by the person’s wife with five children inside. The wife noticed “smoke coming from under the hood.”  Within “seconds”  of continuing on, smoke turned into flames. She pulled over and barely got her kids out before the “vehicle exploded into a fireball.”  

Recall risks

A fire may damage nearby structures and vehicles. It also puts the life of the car occupants at risk.

Fortunately, there have been no reports of victims so far. 

Other Chrysler Pacifica recalls 

Chrysler Pacifica PHEV minivans were involved in at least two other fire-related recalls in the last couple of years.

Over 10,000 units of the 2017-2018 model-years were recalled in October 2018 partially because of a fire hazard caused by improperly starting the engine. In June 2020, the 2017-2020 model-years were recalled due to the risk of fire due to a faulty connector post behind the driver’s seat.

Safety tips

While the repair for these Chrysler Pacifica fire incidents is being worked on, owners are advised not to recharge their vehicles and to park them a safe distance away from structures and other vehicles. To learn what to do if your car catches fire, please visit this article about a related Hyundai recall.

The repair

The remedy is currently not available.  Owners will receive more information by mail by April 2, 2022. Any recall-affiliated repairs will be done free-of-charge.

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

More than 16,700 vehicles are included in this Chrysler recall. To do a Chrysler recall check,  use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.  

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