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May 9, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V347000
Tailgate May Open Unexpectedly


If the tailgate opens while the vehicle is being driven, cargo may fall out the vehicle and create a road hazard, increasing the risk of crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V347000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

Components LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

Potential Number of Units Affected 410,351

Summary


Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2015-2017 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks equipped with an 8 foot truck bed and a power locking tailgate. Chrysler is also recalling all 2018 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks built before April 1,

2018 that are equipped with a power locking tailgate. The tailgate actuator limiter tab may fracture and cause the tailgate to unlatch and open while driving.


Remedy


Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will repair the tailgate latch, free of charge. The recall began May 23, 2019. Owners may contact FCA US customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US's number for this recall is V44. Note: 2015-2017 MY Ram 1500 pickup trucks with truck beds other than 8 foot, are currently covered under NHTSA recall 18V-486 for this issue.
 

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June 2, 2019 — Fiat Chrysler (FCA) is recalling more than 17,000 model year 2018-2019 Ram 1500 trucks because the driveshafts may break due to weld problems.

FCA opened an investigation in August 2018 after receiving six warranty claims for busted driveshafts that were built within a month of each other, and all the vehicles had less than 5,000 miles.

The supplier found problems with the welds where the tubes and yokes interfaced, but by December 2018 no additional broken driveshafts were reported.

In January 2019, the automaker learned about two more busted driveshafts that were built in the same range as the previous broken driveshafts. The supplier found the same weld problems, but this time higher mileage trucks were involved.

Although warranty claims and complaints have been received, Chrysler says it isn't aware of any crashes or injuries related to the broken driveshafts.

A driver may hear noise or feel vibrations prior to the weld completely separating.

The 4x4 Ram 1500s were built between March 16, 2018, and April 20, 2018, with 10,160 of the recalled trucks in the U.S., and another 6,686 recalled in Canada.

The Ram 1500 driveshaft recall will begin June 15, 2019, when dealers will replace the rear driveshafts.

If you own a 2018-2019 Ram 1500 and want to learn more about the driveshaft recall, please call FCA at 800-853-1403 and mention recall number V48.

April 25, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V324000
Driveshaft May Fracture and Separate


A fractured rear driveshaft could detach from the vehicle and become a road hazard, or it may result in a loss of drive power, both of which can increase the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V324000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

Components POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected 10,160

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Ram 1500 pickup trucks. The rear driveshaft may have an incomplete weld fusion between the tube and tube yoke, which may lead to weld cracking or the driveshaft fracturing.

Remedy


FCA US will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear driveshaft, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 15, 2019. Owners may contact FCA US customer service at 1-800-853-1403. The FCA US recall number is V48.
 

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Statement: Module

Statement: Module
June 7, 2019 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - FCA US is voluntarily recalling an estimated 295,981 vehicles in the U.S. to help ensure the function of certain restraint systems.

An FCA US investigation discovered certain vehicles are equipped with occupant restraint control modules that may not properly reset when their engines are turned off. This software error may inadvertently disable air bags and seat belt pretensioners, making these devices unavailable in a collision.

Data collected by FCA US indicate the potential for such an event is highly remote. Further, the Company is unaware of any related injuries or accidents.

Nevertheless, FCA US is conducting this recall out of an abundance of caution and urges customers, as always, to follow the instructions on their recall notices.

Affected are certain model-year 2019 Ram 1500 pickups, nearly one-third of which are still in dealer hands. Twenty-six model-year 2020 vehicles also are in the recall population, but these are pre-production trucks in the Company’s control.

Service, which is free of charge, is expected to be available this month. Customers will be advised accordingly; those with questions may call 1-800-853-1403.

If a vehicle has exhibited the defect, an instrument-panel warning light may illuminate. Technicians will replace modules in such cases; otherwise, they will update the module’s software.

Additional vehicles will be subject to recall in Canada (est. 38,884), Mexico (est. 1,817) and certain markets outside North America (est. 6,154).

ORC May Malfunction and Disable Safety Functions

Disabled air bags and seat belt pretensioners increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V407000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

Components AIR BAGS, SEAT BELTS

Potential Number of Units Affected 295,981

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2019-2020 Ram 1500 vehicles. The flash memory of the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) may become corrupted, disabling the vehicle's air bags and seat belt pretensioners.

Remedy


Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the ORC or replace it as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 20, 2019. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's numbers for this recall are V61 and V71.
 

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July 5, 2019 — A 2019 Jeep Renegade recall for 745 vehicles is needed to repair airbag problems in Renegades equipped with Upland trim packages.

Fiat Chrysler says the occupant restraint controllers may not have been calibrated correctly, causing the airbags to deploy incorrectly in crash impacts.

Chrysler says a frontal collision below 16 mph but sufficient enough to trigger a low-output airbag deployment may cause the airbag to deploy at high output.

Instead of the airbag protecting an occupant in a low-speed crash, the airbag could cause more harm than the crash.

Chrysler expected to begin contacting Jeep Renegade owners July 31, 2019, then dealers will reprogram the occupant restraint controllers.

Model year 2019 Jeep Renegade owners may call the automaker at 800-853-1403. Chrysler's Jeep Renegade recall number is V73.


June 11, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V438000
Incorrect ORC Calibration


The miscalibrated ORC may incorrectly deploy the air bags during a frontal crash, increasing the risk of injury.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V438000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

Components AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected 745

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2019 Jeep Renegade vehicles equipped with the Upland trim package. The Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) may have been incorrectly calibrated.

Remedy

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the ORC. The recall is expected to begin July 31, 2019. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is V73.
 

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July 6, 2019 — Chrysler is recalling its 2014 Jeep Cherokee SUVs equipped with 3.2-liter engines because the transmissions may unexpectedly shift into neutral.

Fiat Chrysler (FCA) says the transmission software may shift the transmission into neutral if the clutch gets stuck in the transmission.

The automaker says 91,650 Cherokees are affected by the recall, something that allegedly can be fixed by updating the transmission software.

Chrysler opened an internal investigation in May 2019 after hearing from engineers about transmissions shifting into neutral.

Engineers found a stuck valve in the transmission valve body can prevent clutch deactivation and result in a transmission-commanded shift to neutral. This will cause the Cherokee to suddenly lose the ability to continue forward no matter how fast the SUV is traveling.

FCA doesn't know of any crashes or injuries related to the transmission problem, but hundreds of field reports and more than 3,000 warranty claims have been received.

In the U.S., 81,165 Cherokees are recalled and another 10,485 SUVs are recalled in Canada.

The 2014 Jeep Cherokees were built in Toledo between February 27, 2013, and July 11, 2014.

The recall is expected to begin August 2, 2019, but Cherokee owners may contact Chrysler at 800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is V69.

June 13, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V447000
Stuck Transmission Clutch May Cause Loss of Drive


An unexpected shift to neutral would result in a loss of drive, increasing the risk of crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V447000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

Components POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected 81,165

Summary


Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2014 Jeep Cherokee vehicles equipped with 3.2L engines. In the event that a clutch becomes stuck in the transmission, the transmission software may shift the transmission to neutral.

Remedy

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the transmission software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 2, 2019. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is V69.
 

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June 13, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V448000
Spare Tire may not match Spare Tire Information


The driver, referencing the tire placard label, may incorrectly inflate the spare tire, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V448000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

Components TIRES

Potential Number of Units Affected 27

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2019 Ram 1500 trucks. The spare tire provided may differ in size and required inflation pressure from the information on the tire placard label. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, "Tire Selection and Rims."

Remedy

Chrysler has notified owners, and dealers will replace the incorrect size spare tire with the correct size spare tire, free of charge. The recall began June 27, 2019. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is V67.
 

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June 13, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V449000
Loss of Air Bag Acceleration Sensor Connection

In the event of a crash, the inability to properly detect a crash may result in improper air bag deployment, increasing the risk of injury.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V449000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

Components AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected 41,169

Summary


Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2019 Jeep Cherokee vehicles. The impact and acceleration sensors may fail and reduce the air bag system's ability to properly detect certain crash events.

Remedy

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected sensors, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 2, 2019. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is V63.
 

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July 21, 2019 — Chrysler is recalling about 560 model year 2019 Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks, and 3500, 4500 and 5500 Cab Chassis vehicles equipped with diesel engines and fuel lines that may leak fuel into the engine compartments.

A single ignition source could easily cause a fire.

Fiat Chrysler (FCA) opened an investigation in May after a report of leaking fuel lines at the diesel engine supplier, Cummins. The leak was determined to come from a fuel line with incorrectly formed end fittings that didn't properly seal.

Although the leaks consist of "drips," the fuel can still hit engine components and start engine compartment fires.

About 498 Ram trucks are recalled in the U.S. and 63 are recalled in Canada.

The Ram truck recall is expected to begin August 16, 2019, when dealers will replace any affected fuel lines.

Customers with questions should call 800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is V76.

June 27, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V498000
Fuel Lines May Leak


A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V498000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

Components FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL

Potential Number of Units Affected 498

Summary


Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2019 Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks, and 3500, 4500, and 5500 Cab Chassis vehicles equipped with diesel engines. The fuel lines may leak fuel into the engine compartment.

Remedy


Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the fuel lines, replacing them if necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 16, 2019. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is V76.
 

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles says it has fix for Jeep 'Death Wobble'



Fiat Chrysler Automobiles says it has fix for Jeep 'Death Wobble'


Aug. 10, 2019

A key Fiat Chrysler Automobiles executive says the company has a solution for what's known as the Jeep “Death Wobble."

The company will install a new steering damper, a part also known as a stabilizer, in affected Jeep Wranglers in an effort to address the steering wheel vibration reported by some owners after their vehicles hit a bump at highway speeds, an experience many describe as frightening. Mailings announcing the campaign were to be sent to customers beginning Friday.


The issue, which FCA says is not a safety problem but which many owners insist must be, is the subject of a lawsuit in federal court in Detroit. A Free Press report in November on the "Death Wobble," prompted a flood of emails from Jeep customers grappling with the issue.

"Death Wobble" is a dramatic-sounding term, but FCA said it is not aware of fatalities or injuries caused by the phenomenon.

The lawsuit, however, raises questions about the use of a steering damper, essentially a type of shock absorber, as a way to address the issue, calling it a "Band-Aid fix." The lawsuit, filed in June, said the wobble will return and "can only be remedied by substantial revisions and repair to the suspension."

A new steering damper, however, is the solution FCA is proposing.

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May 9, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V347000
Tailgate May Open Unexpectedly


If the tailgate opens while the vehicle is being driven, cargo may fall out the vehicle and create a road hazard, increasing the risk of crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V347000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

Components LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

Potential Number of Units Affected 1,103,479

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2015-2017 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks equipped with an 8 foot bed and a power locking tailgate. Chrysler is also recalling all 2013-2014 nd 2018 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks built before April 1, 2018 with a 6 or 8 foot bed and a power locking tailgate. On August 29, 2019 Chrysler expanded the recall to include an additional 693,128 model year 2013-2014 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks. The tailgate actuator limiter tab may fracture and cause the tailgate to unlatch and open while driving.

Remedy


Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will repair the tailgate latch, free of charge. The recall began May 23, 2019. Chrysler is expected to notify owners of the expanded population on October 18, 2019. Owners may contact FCA US customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US's number for this recall is V44. Note: 2015-2017 MY Ram 1500 pickup trucks with truck beds other than 8 foot, are currently covered under NHTSA recall 18V-486 for this issue.
 

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May 9, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V347000
Tailgate May Open Unexpectedly


If the tailgate opens while the vehicle is being driven, cargo may fall out the vehicle and create a road hazard, increasing the risk of crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V347000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

Components LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

Potential Number of Units Affected 1,103,479

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2015-2017 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks equipped with an 8 foot bed and a power locking tailgate. Chrysler is also recalling all 2013-2014 nd 2018 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks built before April 1, 2018 with a 6 or 8 foot bed and a power locking tailgate. On August 29, 2019 Chrysler expanded the recall to include an additional 693,128 model year 2013-2014 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks. The tailgate actuator limiter tab may fracture and cause the tailgate to unlatch and open while driving.

Remedy


Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will repair the tailgate latch, free of charge. The recall began May 23, 2019. Chrysler is expected to notify owners of the expanded population on October 18, 2019. Owners may contact FCA US customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US's number for this recall is V44. Note: 2015-2017 MY Ram 1500 pickup trucks with truck beds other than 8 foot, are currently covered under NHTSA recall 18V-486 for this issue.
 

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Safety Issue TypeRecalls

August 29, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V636000
Rear Driveshaft Missing Grease in Monoblock Joint
A joint without grease may overheat and seize, possibly causing the driveshaft to fracture, resulting in a sudden loss of drive power. If the driveshaft completely separates from the vehicle it may become a road hazard. Either of these scenarios can increase the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V636000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

Components POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected 3,427

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2020 Jeep Gladiator vehicles. The rear driveshafts may have been incorrectly assembled without grease in the monoblock joint.

Remedy

FCA US will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driveshaft, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 18, 2019. Owners may contact FCA US customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US number for this recall is V95.
 

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Safety Issue TypeRecalls

August 29, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V636000
Rear Driveshaft Missing Grease in Monoblock Joint
A joint without grease may overheat and seize, possibly causing the driveshaft to fracture, resulting in a sudden loss of drive power. If the driveshaft completely separates from the vehicle it may become a road hazard. Either of these scenarios can increase the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V636000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

Components POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected 3,427

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2020 Jeep Gladiator vehicles. The rear driveshafts may have been incorrectly assembled without grease in the monoblock joint.

Remedy

FCA US will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driveshaft, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 18, 2019. Owners may contact FCA US customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US number for this recall is V95.
 

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September 16, 2019 — A Mopar rear step kit recall has been issued for nearly 650 step kits with part number 82215289AB designed for 2019 Ram 1500 trucks.


FCA says the step kit can change the load path through the truck frame during a rear-end crash, causing the rear control arms to buckle and make contact with the fuel tank.


A fire will occur if the leaking gas tank allows fuel to make contact with an ignition source.


The step kit recall is expected to begin October 16, 2019. Ram truck dealers will replace the bed steps, but owners with questions may call 800-853-1403 and refer to recall number V93.
 

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August 29, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V635000
Front Brakes May Drag
The swollen seals can cause the brakes to drag, potentially overheating the brakes and increasing the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V635000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

Components SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Potential Number of Units Affected 5,495

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2019 Ram 2500, 3500 and 3500 Cab Chassis trucks. The brake calipers may have been manufactured with an incorrect assembly fluid, which can cause the caliper's rubber seals to swell.

Remedy

FCA US will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front brake calipers and brake hoses and bleed the brakes, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 18, 2019. Owners may contact FCA US customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US' number for this recall is V98.
 

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August 29, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V637000
Steering Rack Gear May Fail
A loss of steering control increases the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V637000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

Components STEERING

Potential Number of Units Affected 5,294

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2019-2020 Jeep Cherokee vehicles. The steering rack gear may break, possibly causing a loss of steering control.

Remedy

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering gear, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 18, 2019. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is V99.
 

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Jeep Wrangler Right-Hand-Drive SUVs Recalled

October 3, 2019 — A Jeep Wrangler right-hand-drive recall has been announced for nearly 11,500 SUVs because the driver-side seat belt buckle mounting straps may break and separate from the seat frames.


The 2011-2018 Jeep Wrangler seat belts won't protect drivers if the mounting straps break and separate from the frames.


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) opened an investigation into 2015-2016 Wranglers in August following complaints about inboard seat belt buckle strap separations.


The right-hand-drive Wranglers are typically used by mail carriers, and it was in March when NHTSA contacted Chrysler after receiving a report about a 2015 right-hand-drive Wrangler used for a rural mail route.


FCA conducted tests on the failed seat belt buckle strap and found a fatigue failure near the strap mounting hole. The government contacted FCA about another complaint, this one about a 2016 Wrangler used for mail delivery, then in July another complaint arrived about a 2016 right-hand-drive Wrangler.


As of September, at least 17 warranty claims were filed, but the automaker isn't aware of any injuries or crashes related to the seat belt buckle problem.


While the NHTSA investigation focused on 2015-2016 Wranglers, Chrysler's internal investigation determined 2011-2018 Jeeps were affected, with all the SUVs built between October 13, 2010, and March 27, 2018.


The right-hand-drive Jeep Wrangler recall is expected to begin November 15, 2019. Jeep dealers will replace the driver's side seat belt buckles, but concerned customers may call Chrysler at 800-853-1403.


FCA's number for this recall is VA6.
 
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