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RECALL: Adjustable Pedals

Statement: Adjustable Pedals


February 5, 2019 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - FCA US LLC is recalling an estimated 193,813 U.S.-market trucks to further secure their brake pedals while the vehicles’ adjustable-pedal feature is in use.

The feature – recommended for use only when the vehicle is stationary – enables a driver to adjust pedal position. It is activated by a switch and powered by an electric motor.

An FCA US investigation has discovered activating the feature to move pedals to their rear-most position may, in vehicles with the defect, compromise integrity of the brake-pedal assembly. If this were to happen, the brake pedal may detach.

FCA US is unaware of any related injuries or accidents, however, the Company urges customers affected by this recall to refrain from using the adjustable-pedal feature until their vehicles are serviced. Further, FCA US reminds customers not to use the adjustable-pedal feature while driving, as stated in their owner’s manuals.

This recall is limited to certain model-year 2019 Ram 1500 pickups equipped with adjustable pedals. More than one-third of these are in dealer hands and will be remedied before delivery to customers.

The 2019 Ram 1500 Classic is unaffected.

All safety recall service is performed free of charge. FCA US urges its customers to heed the instructions on any recall notice they receive.

Customers with questions or concerns may call 1-800-853-1403.

Additional vehicles will be subject to recall in Canada (est. 22,111), Mexico (est. 783) and certain regions outside the North American market (est. 5,487).

February 5, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V067000
Brake Pedal May Separate From Pedal Assembly


If the brake pedal separates from the pedal assembly, the driver may be unable to brake the vehicle, increasing the risk of crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V067000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

Components SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Potential Number of Units Affected 193,813

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2019 Ram 1500 vehicles equipped with adjustable pedals. The affected vehicles have a brake pedal that may move too far and separate from pedal assembly.

Remedy

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will repair the adjustable pedal assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on March 27, 2019. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is V07.
 

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January 15, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V018000
Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Explode


In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger's frontal air bag, the inflator could explode with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V018000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

Components AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected 1,413,222

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2010 Dodge Ram 3500, Ram 4500/5500, 2010-2011 Dodge Dakota, 2010-2014 Dodge Challenger, 2010-2015 Dodge Challenger, Chrysler 300, and 2010-2016 Jeep Wrangler vehicles. Upon deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to explode.

Remedy

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began February 4, 2019. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is V01.
 

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December 20, 2018 NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V917000
Instrument Cluster May Fail

Without the activation of warning chimes, messages, and gauges to provide vehicle information to the driver, there would be an increased risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V917000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 52

Summary


Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2019 Jeep Cherokee vehicles. The instrument cluster may fail resulting in a lack of

activation of warning chimes, messages, and gauges.


Remedy


Chrysler has notified owners, and dealers will inspect and, as necessary, replace the instrument cluster, free of charge. The recall began February 7, 2019. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is UC4.
 

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January 24, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V020000
Loose Ground Causing Power Steering Assist Loss

A loss of power steering could vary the steering effort required, possibly causing vehicle oversteer or understeer, increasing the risk of crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V020000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

Components STEERING

Potential Number of Units Affected 159,740

Summary


Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2019 Ram 1500 vehicles. The battery ground fastener on the driver-side front fender may have been improperly secured, possibly resulting in a loss of power steering assist.

Remedy


Chrysler has notified owners, and dealers will properly secure the ground fastener, free of charge. The recall began on February 11, 2019. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is V04.
 

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January 25, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V021000
Steering Linkage may Separate

A drag link separation can cause a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V021000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

Components STEERING

Potential Number of Units Affected 573,876

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2013-2017 Ram 3500 and 2014-2017 Ram 3500 Chassis Cab and Ram 2500 vehicles. The outboard steering linkage jam nut may loosen, allowing one end of the drag link to separate.

Remedy


Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will check the steering linkage jam nut tightness, replacing the drag link assembly or welding the nut to the adjuster sleeve, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on March 16, 2019. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is V06.
 

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January 24, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V051000
Defrost System Incompatibility/FMVSS 103


The lack of a functioning windshield defrosting and defogging system may decrease the driver's visibility, increasing the risk of crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V051000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

Components VISIBILITY

Potential Number of Units Affected 15

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2019 RAM 1500 vehicles equipped with a 12" touchscreen display and a base-level heating, ventilation and air conditioning ("HVAC") system. Vehicles with this combination do not have a functioning windshield defrosting and defogging system. As a result, these vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 103, "Windshield defrosting and defogging systems."

Remedy

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will repurchase the affected vehicles. The recall is expected to begin on March 15, 2019. Owners may contact FCA US customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is V12.
 

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Recall Alert: Steering


Statement: Steering


March 14, 2019 , Auburn Hills, Mich. -

FCA US is recalling an estimated 47,771 vehicles to inspect and secure or replace, as needed, certain steering components.

An FCA US investigation discovered certain minivans may have steering-system joints that could separate under rare circumstances – when a single bolt’s torque is below specification, and when there is an improperly positioned aperture. If both are present and separation occurs, a driver may lose directional control.

The Company is unaware of any related injuries or accidents.

Service, which will be performed free of charge, is expected to become available next month. Customers will be advised accordingly.

FCA US urges customers to heed the instructions on all recall notices. Those with questions or concerns may contact their dealers or call the FCA US Recall Information Center at (800) 853-1403.

The campaign is limited to model-year 2018 Chrysler Pacificas produced between Nov. 1, 2017, and March 1, 2018. Also affected are the same vehicles in Canada (est. 2,239), Mexico (226) and certain markets outside North America (est. 551).


February 28, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V143000
Control Arm May Separate From Steering Knuckle

A control arm separation could increase the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V143000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

Components SUSPENSION

Potential Number of Units Affected 47,771

Summary


Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2018 Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica hybrid vehicles. The right front lower control arm may separate from the steering knuckle.

Remedy

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the right front knuckle and lower control arm for damage, replacing the components as necessary. The right front lower control arm knuckle pinch bolt will be replaced with a larger-diameter pinch bolt. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 19, 2019. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is V15.
 

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Recall Alert: catalytic converter


Mar 13, 2019


FCA Recalling Almost 900,000 Vehicles that Don’t Meet Emissions Rules


FCA has issued a recall for hundreds of thousands of Dodge Journey, Jeep Patriot, Jeep Compass, Dodge Caliber, Dodge Avenger, and Chrysler 200 models for emissions non-compliance.

n a release, FCA repeated the EPA’s statement that the recall “is the result of in-use emissions investigations conducted by EPA and in-use testing conducted by FCA as required by EPA regulations.”

The models affected are the front-drive 2011-2016 Dodge Journey, 2011-2016 Jeep Patriot and Compass (equipped with front-wheel drive and a continuously variable transmission), 2011-2012 Dodge Caliber, and 2011-2014 Chrysler 200 and Dodge Avenger.

In-use testing is one of four checks the EPA uses to keep the industry in line on emissions, with tests “occurring after the vehicles or engines have been certified and after they have been in customer service for some period of time.” These aging FCA vehicles didn’t clear the bar out in the real world, though the EPA says owners can continue driving them until their dealer brings them into compliance.

Of the six models listed, only two remain in production.

“Due to the large number of vehicles involved and the need to supply replacement components – specifically to the vehicle’s catalytic converter – this recall will be implemented in phases during the 2019 calendar year beginning with the oldest vehicles first,” the agency stated.

Under FCA’s recall schedule, 2011 model year vehicles will see shop time in the first quarter of 2019, with vehicles from 2012 getting a fix in the second quarter. Owners of 2013 and 2014 vehicles will have to wait until the third quarter, with the newest vehicles going under the technician’s knife in Q4.

“We are advised that today’s EPA announcement reflects a new policy for announcing routine emissions recalls,” FCA said in a statement. “This campaign has no safety implications. Nor are there any associated fines. This issue was discovered by FCA during routine in-use emissions testing and reported to the agency. We began contacting affected customers last month to advise them of the needed repairs, which will be provided at no charge.”
 

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palladium price soaring

Fiat Chrysler recall could send palladium price soaring

March 25, 2019


Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV’s recall of 862,520 gasoline-fueled vehicles could spur additional demand for the palladium market that’s already reeling from shortages.

Replacing the catalytic converters in these vehicles would require an additional 77,000 ounces of palladium, said Miguel Perez-Santalla, sales and marketing manager at refiner Heraeus Metals New York LLC. Prices of the metal that’s used to curb greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles have been climbing to records this year as producers struggle to keep up with demand.


“This eventually will be a bit of a supply shock,” said Maxwell Gold, director of investment strategy at Aberdeen Standard Investments, which oversees $736 billion. “Overall, this does paint a very positive picture of just growing emission standards globally, particularly in the U.S. for palladium and gasoline engines.”

Production of the precious metal will trail consumption by 545,000 ounces this year, Citigroup Inc. said in December. Newer and stricter regulations to curb emissions in gasoline vehicles have been forcing automakers to boost their purchases of palladium, fueling the surge in demand even amid a slowdown in car sales in China, Europe and the U.S.

In the of case of Fiat, the new recall was prompted by a so-called in-use investigation by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as well as testing done by the car company that was required by agency rules, the regulator said. The EPA routinely tests vehicles driven by consumers to ensure emissions remain within legal limits over time. Repairs required for Fiat vehicles will include replacing components associated with the vehicles’ catalytic converter, a key part of a vehicle’s emissions-control system, the agency said.

About 70 percent of 110,000 ounces of precious metals needed to replace the catalytic converters will be palladium, Perez-Santalla said. While metal from the recalled cars will likely be recycled, helping ease tight supply, “it’s just going to take a few months for it to come back into the system,” he said.

“EPA will continue to investigate other FCA vehicles which are potentially non-compliant and may become the subject of future recalls,” the regulator said in its statement.

Palladium, which is trading at about $1,550 per ounce, could climb to $1,650 if Fiat is able to quickly replace the catalytic converters, Peter Thomas, senior vice president at Chicago-based metals broker Zaner Group, said in a telephone interview.

“The demand could be impactful on this market, and if nothing else could hold these prices at these levels, which we haven’t had ever before,” Thomas said.

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Battery Terminals May Overheat

February 28, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V142000
Auxiliary Battery Terminals May Overheat

If the auxiliary battery system overheats, there is an increased risk of a fire within the cabin even if the ignition is off.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V142000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 33

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2019 Ram 1500 vehicles equipped with a 48v auxiliary battery system located behind the rear seat (sales code: XBZ). Due to an incorrect assembly repair process, the auxiliary battery wire terminal connection may overheat.

Remedy

FCA US has notified owners, and dealers will properly secure the auxiliary battery fasteners, free of charge. The recall began March 15, 2019. Owners may contact Chrysler's customer service at 1-800-853-1403. The Chrysler number for this recall is V17.
 

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March 14, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V201000
Steering Wheel May Detach From Steering Column


If the steering wheel detaches from the steering column, the driver may lose control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V201000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

Components STEERING

Potential Number of Units Affected 52

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2019 Jeep Wrangler and 2019 Ram 1500 vehicles. These vehicles have improperly machined steering column stub shafts that may break, possibly causing the steering wheel to detach from the steering column.

Remedy

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the steering column, replacing it, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 3, 2019. Owners may contact FCA US customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is V29.
 

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2019 Chrysler 300, Dodge Challenger, Charger: Recall Alert

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 8,000 model-year 2019 Chrysler 300 sedans and Dodge Challenger coupes and Charger sedans

The Problem: The instrument cluster may not properly illuminate driver warnings, increasing the risk of crash.

The Fix: Dealers will update the instrument cluster software for free.

What Owners Should Do: Chrysler and Dodge parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles begain notifying owners April 8. Owners can call the automaker at 800-853-1403, the National Highway Traffic Safety

March 14, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V203000
Driver Warnings May Not Illuminate

Failure of the instrument cluster to properly illuminate may prevent the driver from receiving warnings about the vehicle's systems, increasing the risk of crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V203000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 7,929

Summary


Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2019 Dodge Challenger and Charger and Chrysler 300 vehicles. The instrument cluster may not properly illuminate driver warnings. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 101, "Control and Displays."

Remedy

Chrysler has notified owners, and dealers will update the instrument cluster software, free of charge. The recall began April 8, 2019. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is V32.
 

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Statement: Bushings
April 19, 2019 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - FCA US is recalling an estimated 298,439 vehicles in the U.S. to replace their shift-cable bushings.


An FCA US investigation discovered certain cars are equipped with a cable bushing that may degrade after prolonged exposure to high ambient heat and humidity. Should degradation occur, it may prohibit the driver from shifting gears.

The Company is unaware of any related injuries or collisions, but such circumstances raise the risk of unintended vehicle movement. Therefore, customers are reminded to follow the vehicle’s operating instructions before exiting; these instructions include shutting off the engine and engaging the parking brake.

The campaign’s scope is limited to model-year 2013-2016 Dodge Dart sedans equipped with automatic transmissions.

FCA will advise customers when they may schedule service, which will be provided free of charge. In the interim, those with questions or concerns may contact their dealers or call the FCA US Recall Information Center at (800) 853-1403.

The recall also affects vehicles in Canada (est. 20,117), Mexico (est. 3,389) and certain market outside North America (est. 874).

April 11, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V293000
Shifter Cable Bushing May Detach From Transmission

If the shifter cable detaches from the transmission, the vehicle may not perform the shifts performed by the driver. Additionally, despite selecting PARK with the shifter, the vehicle may roll away. These scenarios may increase the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V293000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

Components POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected 298,439

Summary


Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2013-2016 Dodge Dart vehicles equipped with 6-speed automatic transmissions. The shifter cable bushing may fail allowing the shift cable to detach from the transmission.

Remedy

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the transmission side shifter cable bushing, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on May 31, 2019. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is V34.
 

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April 26, 2019 —

Fiat Chrysler (FCA) is recalling 25,000 model year 2019 Jeep Renegade and Fiat 500X SUVs in the U.S. and another 43 in Canada because of software problems.

Chrysler says the occupant restraint controllers were built with software errors that may disable the passive safety features, although the automaker didn't say which features are affected.

The restraint controllers have “special features/function configuration” memory that may have been incorrectly updated when certain diagnostic service tools were used. The features that can inadvertently become disabled are those that are controlled by the occupant restraint controllers.

According to FCA, the problem can increase "the potential risk and severity of occupant injury in a crash."

The components were manufactured by Bosch and the U.S. vehicles were built from March 12, 2018, through April 3, 2019.

Fiat and Jeep dealers will update the occupant restraint controller module software when the recall begins May 30, 2019.

Jeep Renegade and Fiat 500X owners in the U.S. may call the automaker at 800-853-1403 and refer to recall number V42.

Canadian customers may call FCA at 800-465-2001.

April 10, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V287000
ORC module May Disable Safety Features

Deactivated passive safety features can increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V287000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected 25,004

Summary


Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2019 Jeep Renegade and Fiat 500X vehicles. Incorrect software may cause the occupant restraint controller (ORC) module to disable certain passive safety features.

Remedy

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the ORC module software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 30, 2019. Owners may contact Chrysler's customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is V42.
 

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May 4, 2019 — Chrysler is recalling more than 250 model year 2019 Jeep Cherokees because the front passenger seats may move in crashes.

The automaker says the front seat mounting bolts may not have been tightened during manufacturing.

Jeep Cherokee customers should have been contacted by now and provided information concerning dealerships tightening the bolts.

With questions, call the automaker at 800-853-1403 and ask about recall number V31.

March 28, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V248000
Passenger Seat Mounting Bolts may be Loose


In the event of a crash, the seat may move, increasing the risk of injury.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V248000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

Components SEATS

Potential Number of Units Affected 253

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2019 Jeep Cherokee vehicles. The front passenger seat mounting bolts may be loose.

Remedy

Chrysler has notified owners, and dealers will tighten the mounting bolts, free of charge. The recall began April 11, 2019. Owners may contact FCA US customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is V31.
 

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March 28, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V246000
Sun Visors May Lack Air Bag Warning Information


Failure to provide the air bag warning information increases the risk of injury.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V246000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

Components AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected 1,097

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2019 Dodge Charger vehicles. The driver and passenger sun visors may lack the required air bag warning information. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."

Remedy

Chrysler has notified owners, and dealers will replace the driver and passenger sun visors, free of charge. The recall began April 17, 2019. Owners may contact FCA US customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is V35.
 

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March 28, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V255000
Brake Light may Randomly Illuminate

If the brake lights incorrectly illuminate, it can confuse other drivers, possibly increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V255000

Manufacturer Blanchat Mfg., Inc.

Components EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Potential Number of Units Affected 1

Summary

Blanchat Mfg., Inc. (Blanchat) is recalling one 2018 B-27 Minuteman vehicle built on a RAM 5500 chassis and equipped with Whelen brake lights recalled under 18E-063. Depending on the specific wiring of the vehicle, these brake lights may illuminate when the brake pedal has not been pressed.

Remedy

Blanchat has notified the owner, and will replace the brake lights, free of charge. Owners may contact Blanchat customer service at 1-620-896-7145.
 

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April 23, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V320000
Roof Top Tent Cover May Crack and Detach


If the roof top tent cover detaches from the vehicle while moving, it can create a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V320000

Manufacturer EHG USA LP dba American Fastbacks

Components EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected 94

Summary


Erwin Hymer Group USA LP dba American Fastbacks (EHGUSA-AF) is recalling certain 2018 Jeep Wrangler vehicles sold with a roof top tent installed. The top cover of the roof top tent may crack or break, possibly resulting in the cover detaching from the vehicle while moving.

Remedy

The remedy for this recall is still under development. The recall is expected to begin in May 2019. Owners may contact American Fastbacks customer service at 1-844-533-7997 extension 301. Note: Vehicles in this recall are also included in recall 19V-190.
 

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Recall Alert: 2015-2017 RAM

Statement: Power Lock Actuator Control Assembly
May 17, 2019 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - FCA US LLC is voluntarily recalling an estimated 410,351 U.S.-market pickup trucks to upgrade their tailgate locking mechanisms.

An investigation by FCA US discovered the power locking mechanisms in the tailgates of these pickups share a small internal component that may break over time. If this were to happen, a vehicle’s tailgate may unlatch.

FCA US is unaware of any related injuries or accidents. The campaign is limited to 2015-2017 model-year Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups equipped with eight-foot cargo beds, and 2018 versions of the same trucks produced through March 31, 2018.

The redesigned-for-2019 Ram 1500 is not affected. Its tailgate mechanism features a new design that delivers enhanced functionality, such as lift-assist.
Trucks equipped with manual tailgate locks also are excluded.

Notifications advising customers to schedule service are expected to be mailed this month. In the interim, FCA US reminds that all loose cargo should be secured while driving, as stated in the operating manuals of the affected vehicles.

Further, FCA US pickups offer alternate features to accommodate load security, such as tie-down rings, cleats, high-friction bed-liners, bulkhead dividers, and bed-extenders.

FCA US urges all customers to heed recall notices. Those who have questions may call the FCA US Customer Care Center at 1-800-853-1403.

Additional vehicles will be subject to recall in Canada (est. 63,753), Mexico (est. 4,020) and certain markets outside the NAFTA region (est. 6,985).
 

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Recall Alert: 2017-2019 Chrysler Pacifica

Statement: Wiring Harness
May 17, 2019 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - FCA US is voluntarily recalling an estimated 198,731 vehicles to inspect and clean, as needed, an electrical contact to help ensure reliable battery operation.

An FCA US investigation discovered a wiring harness may be contaminated with sealer, which may interrupt an electrical circuit. Should this occur, the vehicle may exhibit stalling or intermittent loss of power steering.

The Company is unware of any related injuries or accidents. Should an affected vehicle stall, it may be immediately restarted, while steering capability would remain despite power-steering loss.

FCA US will contact customers when service is available for the 2017-2019 Chrysler Pacifica minivans affected by the campaign. Customers with questions or concerns may call 1-800-853-1403.

Additional vehicles will be subject to recall in Canada (est. 8,294) and Mexico (est. 1,166).

May 9, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V348000
Engine Stall or Loss of Power Steering Assist


A loss of power steering assist or a stall can increase the risk of crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V348000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 198,731

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2017-2019 Pacifica vehicles equipped with engine stop/start systems. A loose battery ground connection may result in an intermittent loss of power steering assist and/or a stall.

Remedy

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the battery ground surfaces, clean the contact surfaces as needed, and properly reassemble the ground connection, free of charge. The recall began May 24, 2019. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US' number for this recall is V53.
 
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