62,000 Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram Vehicles

Cars.com – January 3, 2018

Volkswagen Recall of certain 2018 Audi A5 Coupe vehicles


Vehicles Affected: Approximately 62,000 model-year 2014-16 Chrysler Town & Country and 2018 Pacifica minivans; model-year 2004 Dodge Durango SUVs, 2007 Caliber hatchbacks, 2009 Challenger coupes, 2014 Journey SUVs, 2014-16 Grand Caravan minivans, 2015-16 Dart sedans and 2016 Charger sedans; model-year 2011 Jeep Patriot SUVs, 2014-16 Cherokee SUVs and 2017 Compass SUVs; and model-year 2012 and 2015 Ram 1500 pickup trucks, 2013-18 Ram 2500 pickups, 2012-18 Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 pickups, and 2014-17 ProMaster and 2015-17 ProMaster City vans.
The Problem: Kidde plastic-handle or push-button Pindicator fire extinguishers sold through Mopar service parts may become clogged, preventing the extinguisher from discharging as expected or requiring excessive force to activate the extinguisher. Additionally, in certain models, the nozzle may detach from the valve assembly with enough force to cause injury and render the product inoperable. Either malfunction can increase the risk of an injury in a fire…

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Fiat Chrysler to Recall 1.8 Million Ram Trucks Over Rollaways

New York Times – December 22, 2017

Fiat Chrysler to Recall 1.8 Million Ram Trucks Over Rollaways

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said on Friday that it planned to recall about 1.8 million Ram pickup trucks that could be shifted out of park without the driver’s foot on the brake.
The company initiated the action after gathering reports of seven people suffering minor injuries and a “small number” of crashes that might be linked to the problem.
Fiat Chrysler said that based on those reports — from owners, dealers and other sources — it had traced the issue to a part known as a brake transmission shift interlock, a device that normally prevents a vehicle from shifting out of park until the brake pedal is depressed…

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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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Chrysler recalls vans with noncompliant tire placards

Auburn Hills, Mich. – Oct. 13, 2017 – Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has recalled more than 11,000 vehicles potentially equipped with noncompliant tire placards, according to a recall acknowledgment document from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. The campaign affects 2015-2017 RAM ProMaster City cargo vans.

The Defect

The vehicles referenced in this recall could come with tire information placards that list incorrect information, including capacity weight, optimal tire pressure and spare tire placement data. As a result, these placards are considered noncompliant under current Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 110, which states that vehicle tires must adhere to “placard requirements relating to load distribution as well as rim performance requirements under conditions of rapid tire deflation,” according to the NHTSA.

The inaccurate placards also pose a safety threat to occupants, as tire overinflation can inhibit vehicle handling and diminish braking capability, increasing the likelihood of an accident, according to an FCA press release. However, the automaker has yet to receive field reports linking the defect to any injuries or accidents.

Timeline of Events

FCA has not released details into the internal investigation that uncovered the defective tire placards.

The Solution

The car company will direct dealers to replace the incorrect placards with updated versions, free of charge. Dealers and vehicle owners should expect to receive notification Nov. 15. Owners in need of more immediate assistance can contact Chrysler customer service at (800) 853-1403. Callers should use the internal recall identification code T62. Vehicle owners can also reach out to the NHTSA directly via its Vehicle Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236.

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Chrysler recalls vehicles with defective water pumps

 

Auburn Hills, Mich. – Sept. 20, 2017 – Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has recalled more than 443,000 vehicles likely equipped with defective water pump bearings, according to a company press release. The campaign affects 2013-2017 Ram 2500 and 3500 medium-duty pickup trucks, as well as 3500, 4500 and 5500 heavy-duty pickup trucks.

The Defect

The vehicles referenced in the recall possibly contain water pumps with bearings that could overheat and catch fire under certain conditions. These fixtures increase the likelihood of engine fires and therefore pose a serious to occupants. However, FCA has not received reports connecting the defective water pump bearings to any accidents or injuries. Warning lights in affected vehicles may illuminate when water pump functionality has been compromised.

Timeline of Events

The automaker launched an investigation after receiving a customer complaint mentioning the defect. FCA engineers determined the root cause, finding that the issue existed only in Ram pickups with 6.7-liter engines.

The Solution

FCA has yet to release a timetable for owner notification or information on a workable remedy. Owners in need of immediate assistance can contact the FCA USA Recall Information Center at (800) 853-1403 or reach out to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration via the agency’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236.

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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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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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FCA recalls 1.25 million trucks concerning software error

SpeedLUX – May 17, 2017


FCA recalls 1.25 million trucks concerning software error

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) stated on Friday it is going to recall over 1.25 million pickup worldwide to deal with a software error connected to reports of one crash death and 2 injuries.

The incorrect code might temporarily disable the side air bag and deployment seat of belt pretensioners – which decrease safety belt slack during impacts – during an automobile rollover stimulated by a substantial underbody effect, such as striking onroad debris or driving off-road, the Italian-American automaker stated.

The company will reprogram computer system modules in the affected automobiles to address this error…

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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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Fiat Chrysler recalling 1.25M Ram pickups to fix rollover air bag, seat belt failure

USA Today – May 12, 2017


Fiat Chrysler recalling 1.25M Ram pickups to fix rollover air bag, seat belt failure

Fiat Chrysler said early Friday that it would recall more than 1.25 million Ram pickup trucks to fix a software bug that could cause certain airbags and seatbelts to fail in rollover crashes.

The automaker said it had identified two crashes involving one death and two injuries that could be connected to the error.

The company will give dealers detailed instructions on how to reprogram the software that controls the safety systems in the affected vehicles.

The recall covers certain versions of the 2013 through 2016 Ram 1500 and 2500 and the 2014 through 2016 Ram 3500…

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