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Statement: 12-volt battery connection


June 10, 2020 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - FCA US LLC is recalling an estimated 27,634 vehicles globally, to address a 12-volt battery connection that may pose fire risk.

Twelve-volt battery systems provide power to auxiliary features, such as radios and remote-control garage-door openers.

The Company is aware of a small number of related fires. All occurred in Canada, but for one in Minnesota.

FCA is aware of one minor injury.

The recall is limited to model-year 2017-2020 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans. However, neither the model’s high-voltage battery, nor its electrified propulsion system, is associated with the defect.

Gasoline-powered Pacifica minivans are unaffected.

FCA will begin mailing notices to affected customers during the week of June 22.

In the interim, FCA recommends – out of an abundance of caution – that customers avoid parking their vehicles inside buildings or structures. In addition, FCA advises customers not to park near other vehicles, or place wet items or liquids that may spill in the second-row seating area.

Initially, the recall notices will advise customers to have their vehicles inspected by a dealer. If the 12-volt connection shows no evidence of corrosion, the vehicle will be released to the customer – after the connection is tightened.

If there is evidence of corrosion, the dealer will hold the vehicle and the customer will be provided with a free loaner.

Subject to the results of ongoing tests by FCA, all affected customers may receive a second notice to schedule additional dealer service. Vehicles held by dealers will be remedied accordingly and then returned to their owners.

However, as soon as June 16, customers may enter their VINs at recalls.mopar.com to determine if a vehicle is covered by the recall. Any vehicle subject to this campaign may then be brought to a dealer for inspection, even if customers have not received an official recall notification.

Canadian customers may also check their VINs at rappels.mopar.ca or recalls.mopar.ca.


U.S. customers with additional questions or concerns may call 1-800-853-1403. Canadian customers may call 1-800-387-9983 (FR) or 1-800-465-2001 (EN).
Of the total recall population, an estimated 3,370 vehicles are in Canada, while an estimated 1,684 are in markets outside North America.

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June 9, 2020 NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V334000
12V Connector Post May Overheat Causing Fire
A high resistance electrical connection may result in the connection overheating, increasing the risk of a fire with the vehicle on or off.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V334000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 22,449

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2017-2020 Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles ("PHEV"). The 12 volt isolator post located behind the driver's seat may develop high resistance.

Remedy

The recall remedy is currently under development. FCA US LLC will notify owners, and dealers will perform an interim inspection of this joint. If the inspection indicates the joint is compromised, owners will receive a loaner vehicle, until a final remedy is developed. Interim notifications are expected to begin around June 22, 2020. Owners may contact FCA US LLC customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US LLC's number for this recall is W46.

Note: Consumers are advised to exercise the following precautions until the vehicle has the final repair completed: do not park these vehicles inside of buildings or structures, or near other vehicles. Additionally, keep liquids out of the backseat area, including but not limited to beverages, wet items, umbrellas, or bottled liquids that may leak.
 

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Statement: Software update


June 18, 2020 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - FCA is voluntarily recalling 67,248 U.S.-market vehicles to update certain transmission software.

A review of customer data prompted an FCA investigation that discovered a driveline connection may, in certain circumstances, slip. Should this occur, it may lead to loss of propulsion and prevent the transmission from engaging PARK when the vehicle is stationary.

FCA is aware of a single related accident, but no injuries.

Should the above driveline failure occur, a warning lamp will illuminate in the vehicle’s instrument cluster and the updated software will deliver propulsion by engaging rear-wheel-drive, as needed. And should PARK not engage as intended, the software will also help secure the vehicle by automatically applying its parking brake.

The recall is limited to model-year 2014-2017 Jeep Cherokee SUVs equipped with a two-speed Power Transfer Unit (PTU). Vehicles with a single-speed PTU are not affected.

FCA will begin mailing recall notices next month. Until then, customers are reminded to use their parking brakes, as recommended in their owners’ manuals.


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

Additional vehicles will be subject to recall in Canada (est. 13,659), Mexico (est. 716), and certain markets outside North America (est. 9,940).

FCA is also recalling an estimated 2,669 two-speed PTUs sold as replacement parts.
 

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Jeep Cherokee SUV recalled for transmission issue

2017 Jeep Cherokee

2017 Jeep Cherokee


June 18, 2020

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced on Thursday the recall of certain Jeep Cherokee SUVs for a transmission issue that could lead to the vehicle rolling away when it is supposed to be in "park."

A driveline connection may slip and lead to a loss of a power. The affected car won't be able to go, and it won't be able to park. This could increase the risk of vehicle roll-away. This is not related to the widespread FCA recall of 2014-2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles, which was attributed to a confusing new gear shift design.
The current recall affects 67,248 Jeep Cherokees from model year 2014-2017, though FCA is aware of only a single incident that resulted in no injuries. Only Cherokees equipped with a two-speed power transfer case on 4x4 models are being recalled. Vehicles with a single-speed power transfer unit are not affected.

The fix is to update the transmission software, which has to be done at a dealer. The software update will alert the driver of the potential error with a warning light in the cluster, then the vehicle will shift power to the rear wheels to maintain propulsion, according to Autoblog. If "park" is not engaged, the software update will automatically apply the parking brake. Until the recall is complete, FCA recommends affected owners use their parking brakes.
The recall begins next month and will be completed at service centers free of charge. Customers can call 1-800-853-1403 or visit FCA's recall website.

Jeep Cherokee SUV recalled for transmission issue


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June 11, 2020 NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V343000
Power Transfer Unit Input Splines May Break
A loss of drive can cause a vehicle crash without prior warning. A loss of the Park function can cause unintended vehicle rollaway which can increase the risk of a crash or injury.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V343000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

Components POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected 67,248

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2014-2017 Jeep Cherokee vehicles equipped with a two-speed Power Transfer Unit (PTU). Relative movement in the Power Transfer Unit (PTU) between the differential input splines and the transmission output shaft may cause some input spline teeth to wear off, which may eventually cause a loss of engagement between the transmission and the differential inside the PTU. If this occurs, power cannot be transferred between the front wheels and the transmission which results in a loss of drive while the vehicle is in motion and a loss of the Park function while stationary.

Remedy

FCA US LLC will notify owners, and dealers will perform a software update that will maintain vehicle propulsion by engaging rear wheel drive and prevent rolling in Park by activating the electronic parking brake if a failed input spline occurs. This recall is expected to begin July 31, 2020. Owners may contact FCA USA LLC customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA's number for this recall is W47.
 
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