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Ram Windshield Wiper Recall Expanded

More than 188,000 Ram 2500, 3500, 4500 and 5500 trucks recalled over loose wiper arms.

February 1, 2022 — More than 188,000 Ram trucks are recalled because of windshield wiper problems, an expansion of a windshield wiper recall announced in April 2020.


Recalled are 2019-2020 Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 trucks, Ram 3500 Chassis Cab, 4500 Chassis Cab, 5500 Chassis Cab and Ram 3500 Chassis Cab trucks with gross vehicle weight ratings of less than 10,000 lbs.


Chrysler reports the windshield wiper arms may loosen and leave drivers unable to see properly.


The 2020 windshield wiper recall included 554,000 Ram 1500 trucks and Jeep Compass SUVs with wiper arm head joints improperly formed during manufacturing.


In November 2021, Chrysler opened an investigation based on an increase in warranty claims about loose windshield wiper arms on Ram trucks that weren't recalled in 2020.


As of January 12, 2022, there have been "29 customer assistance records, 679 warranty claims, and 20 field reports potentially relating to this issue for all markets with dates of receipt ranging from July 11, 2019 to December 20, 2021."


Chrysler is unaware of any crashes or injuries due to the windshield wiper problems.


Chrysler says about 16,332 of the trucks are recalled in Canada.


A Ram driver may notice the wipers not properly clearing the windshield or may see the wipers resting out of position.


Ram dealerships will tighten the windshield wiper nuts once recall notices are mailed March 18, 2022.


Ram truck owners may contact FCA at 800-853-1403 and use recall reference number Z08.
 

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Discussion Starter · #182 · (Edited)
Stellantis recalling nearly 20,000 plug-in minivans for fire risks
Stellantis recalling nearly 20,000 plug-in minivans for fire risks

Stellantis recalling nearly 20,000 plug-in minivans for fire risks -


WASHINGTON -Chrysler parent Stellantis is recalling 19,808 plug-in hybrid minivans and urged owners to stop recharging them, after reports of 12 fires in parked vehicles.
The automaker said the recall covers 2017-2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid vehicles. All were parked and turned off, while eight were connected to chargers. Stellantis said it was unaware of any related injuries or accidents.

Stellantis is advising owners to refrain from recharging the vehicles and to park them away from structures and other vehicles. The automaker said it is working to confirm the cause of the fires.
Owners can keep operating the vehicles using the internal combustion engine.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration declined to comment.

The recall comprises 16,741 vehicles in the United States, 2,317 in Canada and another 750 outside North America.

Other automakers have faced fire issues with plug-in hybrid or full electric vehicles.
General Motors Co halted production of its Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle in August and has extended that halt through the end of this month.

The largest U.S. automaker in August widened its recall of the Bolt to more than 140,000 vehicles to replace battery modules after a series of fires. GM has also indefinitely halted retail sales of new Bolt vehicles.

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February 11, 2022 NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V077000
Vehicle Fire When Parked
A vehicle fire increases the risk of injury.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V077000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US, LLC)

Components HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 16,741

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US, LLC) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Pacifica Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV). A vehicle fire can occur when parked, even with the ignition in the "Off" position.

Remedy

Owners are advised not to recharge their vehicles, and to park outside and away from structures, until they are repaired. Letters notifying owners of the safety risk are expected to be mailed later this month. Second letters will be mailed once the remedy is available. Owners may contact FCA US LLC customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US LLC's number for this recall is Z11.
 

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Discussion Starter · #183 · (Edited)
Chrysler Recalls Ram 2500, Ram 3500 and Dodge Durango

Recall includes 400,000 vehicles with anti-lock braking system control module problems.

March 15, 2022 — Chrysler is recalling 2019-2022 Ram 2500, 2019-2022 Ram 3500 Chassis Cab and 2021-2022 Dodge Durango vehicles because the anti-lock braking system (ABS) control module software may prevent the electronic stability control (ESC) warning light from illuminating.


More than 400,000 vehicles are involved in the recall because the vehicles fail to comply with federal safety standards.


"The vehicle must be equipped with a telltale that provides a warning to the driver of the occurrence of one or more malfunctions that affect the generation or transmission of control or response signals in the vehicle's electronic stability control system."
About 370,400 Chrysler vehicles are recalled in the U.S., and nearly 30,000 are recalled in Canada.


Fiat Chrysler dealers will update the ABS control module software once recall notices are mailed April 29, 2022.


U.S. Dodge and Ram owners may call 800-853-1403 and use recall reference number Z20.


Chrysler owners in Canada may call 800-465-2001.


In a separate recall, Chrysler says it is also recalling 1,451 Mopar anti-lock brake system control modules that dealers will either update, repurchase or replace.


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March 10, 2022 NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V140000
ESC Light May Not Indicate Malfunction/FMVSS 126
An ESC malfunction indicator light that fails to illuminate during an electronic stability control problem can increase the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V140000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US, LLC)

Components SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC, ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

Potential Number of Units Affected 370,437

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US, LLC) is recalling certain 2019-2022 Ram 2500 and 2021-2022 Dodge Durango vehicles, and 2019-2022 3500 cab chassis with GVWR less than 10,000 lbs. The ABS control module software may prevent the electronic stability control (ESC) malfunction indicator light from illuminating during certain conditions. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 126, "Electronic Stability Control Systems."

Remedy

Dealers will update the ABS control module software, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed April 29, 2022. Owners may contact FCA US, LLC customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US, LLC's number for this recall is Z20.
 

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Chrysler Oil Consumption Lawsuit Settlement Reached

Tigershark engine oil consumption class action lawsuit alleges the engines are defective.

March 25, 2022 — A Chrysler oil consumption lawsuit settlement has been reached after vehicle owners alleged several models were equipped with defective Tigershark engines.


The plaintiffs who filed the nine class action lawsuits allege Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram and Fiat vehicles are equipped with defective and dangerous 2.4L Tigershark engines that consume excessive amounts of oil.


The vehicles allegedly shut down without warning and release excessive oil into the exhaust systems which cause excessive emissions.


The Chrysler oil consumption lawsuit settlement includes these vehicles equipped with 2.4L Tigershark engines:


  • 2015-2017 Chrysler 200
  • 2013-2016 Dodge Dart
  • 2014-2019 Jeep Cherokee (Manufactured prior to July 2018)
  • 2015-2018 Jeep Renegade
  • 2017-2018 Jeep Compass
  • 2015-2018 Ram ProMaster City
  • 2016-2018 Fiat 500x

The Tigershark lawsuit also alleges the oil indicator systems don't alert drivers when the oil levels are low, but only activate after the engines stall or die. The indicators also allegedly don't recommend that drivers should change the oil.


The Tigershark engine lawsuit alleges oil travels past the piston rings and into the combustion areas because the piston rings don't work properly with the cylinders. This defect allegedly causes oil to be consumed during the compression cycle which starves the Tigershark engines of oil.


The lawsuit further asserts the engines will fail once the internal components prematurely wear out.


Fiat Chrysler (FCA US) denies any wrongdoing or liability in these nine Tigershark engine class action lawsuits that were consolidated into the 960-page lawsuit titled, Amber Wood v. FCA US LLC.


Chrysler Oil Consumption Lawsuit Settlement

According to the proposed settlement which still needs final approval of a judge, customers will receive an extended warranty of 7 years/100,000 miles from the date the vehicle first went into service.


For some Chrysler owners the "extended warranty" may have already expired considering some of the affected vehicles go back to model year 2013. The terms, conditions and exclusions of the powertrain limited warranty will apply.


Chrysler had also issued "customer satisfaction notification" (CSN) programs in the past regarding excessive oil consumption issues in several models.


And although those programs were already available to customers before the oil consumption lawsuit was settled, the plaintiffs say these programs are benefits of the settlement.


They include CSN W20, CSN W80, and CSN W84.


According to the Chrysler oil consumption lawsuit settlement, all current owners and lessees of vehicles subject to CSN W20 and CSN W84 may bring their vehicles to dealerships to have the powertrain control modules or transmission control modules reprogrammed.


A current owner or lessee of a subject vehicle listed in CSN W80 may have an oil consumption test performed and if the vehicle fails the oil consumption test, a Chrysler dealer will replace the Tigershark engine long block pursuant to CSN W80.


A customer with a vehicle subject to CSN W80 will also automatically receive a cash payment of $340 if their vehicle is diagnosed as having an oil consumption defect and receives an engine long block replacement.


In connection with CSN W20, CSN W80 and CSN W84, any customer who paid for a repair relating to oil consumption may submit a claim for reimbursement.


The oil consumption lawsuit settlement says Chrysler will reimburse customers the costs of towing and repair-related transportation expenses that were incurred in connection with Tigershark engine oil consumption repairs, such as for rental cars.


Customers will need to file valid timely claim forms and submit documentation to prove their expenses.


According to the proposed settlement, the 42 plaintiffs who sued will receive $1,000 to $3,000 each, while the attorneys representing those plaintiffs will receive $7.5 million.


The Chrysler oil consumption lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan (Southern Division): Amber Wood, et al. v. FCA US LLC.


The plaintiffs are represented by The Miller Law Firm P.C., Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro, LLP, McGuire Law P.C., McCuneWright, LLP, Berger Montague, PC, and Sauder Schelkopf.
 

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March 14, 2022 NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V154000
Steering Assembly Bar May Bind Inside Rack
Difficulty steering, or a loss of steering control, can increase the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V154000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US, LLC)

Components STEERING

Potential Number of Units Affected 931

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US, LLC) is recalling certain 2021-2022 Dodge Durango and 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles. The steering gear rack bar may have been insufficiently hardened during manufacturing, possibly allowing it to bind within the steering rack, and resulting in difficulty steering or a loss of steering control.

Remedy

Dealers will replace the steering gear assembly, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed May 3, 2022. Owners may contact FCA US, LLC customer service at 1-800-852-1403. FCA US, LLC's number for this recall is Z18.
 

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The Second-Row Seats In 1,160 Chrysler Minivans May Not Be Properly Secured To The Floor

Chrysler is recalling the 2021-2022 Pacifica and the 2021 Voyager as a result of a problematic latch. It’s an important one, though, as it keeps the second-row seat affixed to the floor of the vehicle.





The company will recall 1,094 Pacificas made between October 4, 2021, and October 28, 2021, as well as 66 Voyagers made between October 7, 2021, and October 20, 2021. In all, just one percent of the 1,160 vehicles involved in the recall are likely to contain the bad latch.


The problem comes down to a second-row seat-to-floor mounting latch that may bind and stick open, preventing the seat from properly securing to the floor. That’s alarming for minivan owners, especially, who are quite likely to be parents putting their kids in those seats.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the seat may fail to meet regulations requiring lower anchorages on seats not to be displaced by more than 150 mm (5.5 inches) when a force of 5,000 N is applied in a lateral direction. The flaw could increase the risk of injury in an accident.


As a result, Chrysler will call the affected vehicles back to a dealership for inspection. If necessary, technicians will replace the second-row seat cushion frame with a seat-to-floor mounting latch that properly secures it to the floor. The automaker plans to start notifying owners of the recall on May 13.


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March 24, 2022 NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V180000
Tether Weld Missing From Seat Back Frame/FMVSS 225
A missing weld may allow the child seat tether to separate from the seat frame during a crash, increasing the risk of injury.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V180000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US, LLC)

Components CHILD SEAT, SEATS

Potential Number of Units Affected 4,586

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US, LLC) is recalling certain 2021-2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L vehicles. These vehicles may have been built with a missing weld from the seat back frame to the child seat tether anchorage. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 225, "Child Restraint Anchorage Systems."

Remedy

Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the second-row seat back frame, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed May 13, 2022. Owners may contact FCA US, LLC customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US LLC's number for this recall is Z24.
 

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Jeep Grand Cherokee L SUVs Recalled For Missing Welds

Chrysler says more than 4,700 vehicles need to be inspected, dealers may replace the seat frames.

April 2, 2022 — Chrysler has recalled 2021-2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L SUVs equipped with one of the following second-row seat configurations: 7-passenger 60/40 split bench or 6-passenger bucket seats.


More than 4,700 Jeep Grand Cherokee L SUVs may have been built with missing welds from the seatback frames to the child seat tether anchorages.

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A missing weld violates federal safety standards and may allow the child seat tether to separate from the seat frame during a crash.



Fiat Chrysler (FCA) discovered the Grand Cherokee L weld problem in March and announced the recall for dealers to inspect and possibly replace the second-row seat frames.


FCA is expected to mail recall notices May 13, 2022.


Jeep Grand Cherokee L owners may call Chrysler at 800-853-1403 and use recall reference number Z24.


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March 24, 2022 NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V180000
Tether Weld Missing From Seat Back Frame/FMVSS 225
A missing weld may allow the child seat tether to separate from the seat frame during a crash, increasing the risk of injury.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V180000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US, LLC)

Components CHILD SEAT, SEATS

Potential Number of Units Affected 4,586

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US, LLC) is recalling certain 2021-2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L vehicles. These vehicles may have been built with a missing weld from the seat back frame to the child seat tether anchorage. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 225, "Child Restraint Anchorage Systems."

Remedy

Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the second-row seat back frame, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed May 13, 2022. Owners may contact FCA US, LLC customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US LLC's number for this recall is Z24.
 

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NHTSA ends probe of Fiat Chrysler minivans, won't seek recall
Associated Press
04/08/2022

Detroit — The U.S. government is ending an investigation into complaints of USB charging port fires in some Fiat Chrysler minivans without seeking a recall.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began the probe covering about 170,000 minivans in August of 2020 after getting reports of three fires and one minor injury. The probe covered Chrysler Town and Country and Dodge Caravan minivans from the 2013 to 2020 model years.
NHTSA was investigating complaints of fires in a power and charging port in some Chrysler and Dodge minivans, including the 2014 Town and Country, shown.


The agency says investigators checked a van that had a fire but couldn't determine a cause. Fiat Chrysler, now called Stellantis, collected parts from damaged vans but also couldn't find a cause. The probe focused on a charge port on the driver's side between the second and third row of seats.
“Given the low rate of thermal incidents at the subject vehicle charge hub, no reports of serious injury, zero reports of crash or death, and lack of common failure mode, this investigation is closed,” the agency wrote in documents posted Friday on its website.
 

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April 14, 2022 NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V248000
Head Restraints Not Welded Properly/FMVSS 202
Improperly welded head restraints can result in an increased risk of injury to seat occupants during a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V248000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US, LLC)

Components SEATS

Potential Number of Units Affected 114

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US, LLC) is recalling certain 2022 Jeep Compass vehicles. The front seat head restraints were not welded properly. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 202, "Head Restraints."

Remedy

Dealers will replace both front seat head restraints, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed June 3, 2022. Owners may contact FCA US LLC customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US, LLC's number for this recall is Z36.
 

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April 14, 2022 NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V249000
Turn Signal Malfunction/FMVSS 108
If a turn signal fails, the driver will not be informed and surrounding drivers will not receive indication of the intention to change vehicle direction, which can increase the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V249000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US, LLC)

Components EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Potential Number of Units Affected 65

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US, LLC) is recalling certain 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Grand Cherokee L vehicles. Due to a software programming error, any failure with the turn signals would not be communicated to the driver. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

Remedy

Dealers will update the body control module software, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed June 3, 2022. Owners may contact FCA US, LLC customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US, LLC's number for this recall is Z35.
 

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April 28, 2022 NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V284000
Stuck EGR Valve May Cause Loss of Drive Power
An unexpected loss of drive power increases the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V284000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US, LLC)

Components ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Potential Number of Units Affected 1,308

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US, LLC) is recalling certain 2021 Dodge Durango, Jeep Grand Cherokee WK, 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee, and 2021-2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L vehicles equipped with 3.6L engines. The exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve may stick open, resulting in an unexpected loss of drive power.
 
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