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.
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.
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.