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August 11, 2022 NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V619000
Improperly Tightened Windshield Wiper Arms
Improperly functioning wipers can reduce the driver's visibility in certain weather conditions, increasing the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V619000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US, LLC)

Components VISIBILITY

Potential Number of Units Affected 508

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US, LLC) is recalling certain 2022 Voyager and Pacifica vehicles. The windshield wiper arm nuts may be improperly tightened, which can cause the wipers to not function properly.

Remedy

Dealers will tighten the wiper arm nuts, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed September 30, 2022. Owners may contact FCA US, LLC customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US's number for this recall is Z80.
 

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August 25, 2022 NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V639000
Vehicle Rollaway Due to Transmission Parking Wheel
A malfunctioning parking mechanism may result in the loss of the 'park' position, including vehicle rollaway, increasing the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V639000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US, LLC)

Components POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected 11

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US, LLC) is recalling certain 2022 Jeep Gladiator vehicles. The transmission parking wheel may not properly engage with the parking mechanism.

Remedy

Dealers will replace the transmission, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed October 14, 2022. Owners may contact FCA US, LLC customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA, LLC's number for this recall is Z84.
 

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Rearview Camera Recall For Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Gladiator, Ram 1500

Chrysler recalls about 8,000 vehicles equipped with EcoDiesel engines and certain radios.

September 2, 2022 — Chrysler radio software errors have caused a recall of about 8,000 model year 2020-2021 Jeep Wrangler, 2020-2021 Ram 1500 and 2021 Jeep Gladiator vehicles that may suffer from rearview camera image failures.


Fiat Chrysler (FCA) had discussions with the government in July regarding an investigation into rearview camera problems.


Engineers determined some vehicles equipped with EcoDiesel engines and certain radios may experience ongoing radio resets which may result in the rearview camera images failures.


The rearview camera image problem violates federal safety standard 571.111 S6.2.6.


"The rear visibility system default to the rearview image being visible, and meet the requirements of FMVSS 571.111 S6.2.1 (field of view) and S6.2.2 (image size) at the beginning of each backing event, regardless of any modifications to the field of view that the driver had previously selected."
A driver may notice the radio resetting before shifting to REVERSE, an indication the radio isn't working properly and won't provide a rearview image.


FCA dealerships will update the radio software once recall notices are mailed October 14, 2022.


Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Gladiator and Ram 1500 owners with questions should call 800-853-1403 and refer to radio software recall Z86.


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August 25, 2022 NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V638000
Rearview Camera Image May Not Display/FMVSS 111
A rearview camera that does not display an image reduces the driver's rear view, increasing the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V638000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US, LLC)

Components BACK OVER PREVENTION

Potential Number of Units Affected 7,895

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US, LLC) is recalling certain 2020-2021 Jeep Wrangler, RAM 1500 and 2021 Jeep Gladiator vehicles. A radio software error may prevent the rearview image from displaying. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 111, "Rear Visibility."

Remedy

Dealers will update the radio software, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed October 14, 2022. Owners may contact FCA US, LLC customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA, LLC's number for this recall is Z86.
 

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Discussion Starter · #204 · (Edited)
Recalled: Ram 2500, 3500, 4500, 5500 For Loss of Power

About 5,300 Ram trucks in the U.S. and Canada need new engine control modules.






Recalled: Ram 2500, 3500, 4500, 5500 For Loss of Power

September 3, 2022 — A Ram engine control module recall includes more than 5,300 of these trucks equipped with Cummins 6.7L turbo diesel engines.
  • 2022 Ram 3500
  • 2022 Ram 3500 Chassis Cab
  • 2022 Ram 2500
  • 2022 Ram 4500 Chassis Cab
  • 2022 Ram 5500 Chassis Cab
According to Fiat Chrysler, the engine control modules may have been built with misaligned capacitors that can short-circuit to the ground, causing a loss of communication.

An internal loss of communication could result in a loss of motive power.

Chrysler opened an investigation into the Ram trucks based on information about the engine control modules from an assembly plant. That same plant manufactured the trucks with the faulty engine control modules.
As of August 15, 2022, FCA is aware of two warranty claims but no crashes or injuries caused by the modules.
The Ram truck recall includes 420 trucks in Canada.

Ram dealerships will replace the engine control modules once Ram recall letters are mailed October 15, 2022.
Ram truck owners may contact FCA at 800-853-1403 and refer to engine control module recall number Z87.

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August 26, 2022 NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V642000
Internal ECM Short May Cause Loss of Drive Power
An internal loss of communication can result in a loss of drive power, increasing the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V642000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US, LLC)

Components ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Potential Number of Units Affected 4,907

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US, LLC) is recalling certain 2022 Ram 3500, 3500 Cab Chassis, Ram 2500, and 4500 and 5500 Cab Chassis vehicles equipped with Cummins 6.7L turbo diesel engines. The engine control module (ECM) may have been built with a misaligned capacitor that can short-circuit, resulting in an internal loss of communication.

Remedy

Dealers will replace the ECM, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed October 15, 2022. Owners may contact FCA US, LLC customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US, LLC's number for this recall is Z87.
 

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Chrysler Pacifica Class Action Lawsuit Settlement Reached

Pacifica minivans are equipped with 3.6-liter V6 engines and 9-speed automatic transmissions.

September 12, 2022 — A Chrysler Pacifica class action lawsuit settlement has been reached for 2017-2021 Pacifica minivans equipped with 3.6-liter V6 engines and 9-speed automatic transmissions.

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The Chrysler minivans are allegedly at risk of losing power or stalling without warning.


The Chrysler Pacifica class action lawsuit was originally filed December 30, 2017, and entitled, Wildin et al. v. FCA US LLC, but in October 2018 the lawsuit was retitled, Moran et al. v. FCA US LLC.


The class action lawsuit alleges the Chrysler Pacifica engines stall due to a loss of engine timing and crankshaft position synchronization. The plaintiffs also allege transmission defects cause the minivans to suddenly lose power.


According to the Pacifica class action lawsuit, Fiat Chrysler (FCA) issued a recall in January 2018 to repair the Pacificas. But the two plaintiffs who filed the lawsuit allege the recall was nothing more than a repackaged software patch that has been available since August 2017 (T23 update).


Additionally, the class action asserts Pacifica engines continue to stall even after the vehicles have allegedly been fixed.


Class action documents claim Chrysler knew or should have known about the Pacifica problems since at least March 2016, and dealerships allegedly either deny the problem or perform repairs that only mask the symptoms.


In August 2017, FCA issued “Customer Satisfaction Notification T23 EGR Valve Function” and “TSB 08-069-07 PCM Reprogram.” The repair updated the powertrain control module software because Pacifica owners complained about engine malfunction lights.


In a motion to dismiss the Pacifica lawsuit, FCA argued the TSB had nothing to do with alleged stalling problems.


When Chrysler recalled the Pacificas, owners were told their minivans didn't need repairs if the minivans already had the T23 software updates.


The two plaintiffs argue Chrysler should stop its deception and stop selling or leasing the Pacifica minivans and give customers "all or part of the ill-gotten profits it received from the sale or lease of its Class Vehicles."


In addition, the plaintiffs say FCA should, "remove, repair, and/or replace the Class Vehicles’ with suitable alternative product(s) that do not contain the defects alleged herein."

Chrysler Pacifica Class Action Lawsuit Settlement

Prior to the Pacifica settlement, the crankshaft position sensor was covered by a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty, but the warranty for the sensor will be extended to 5 years or 60,000 miles. However, the 5 years or 60,000 miles are from the date the Pacifica minivan was purchased or leased.


This means the "extended warranty" may expire for some owners before the settlement is even approved.


FCA agreed to reimburse Chrysler Pacifica customers when the TSB and recall were announced, but the settlement says minivan customers can be reimbursed for repairs to the crankshaft position sensors.


However, reimbursement is only available if the customer purchased or leased a Pacifica more than five years before the effective date of the settlement and before the minivan reached 60,000 miles.


According to the Chrysler Pacifica class action lawsuit settlement, customers must submit proof of ownership and claim forms within 180 days of the effective date of the settlement.


All future repairs must use replacement crankshaft position sensor with part number 68079375AD or a later version.


The settlement also says a Pacifica customer may file a claim to have the stalling minivan repurchased by Fiat Chrysler.


"This Settlement provides an expedited, binding Arbitration to determine whether FCA US should repurchase or replace your Class Vehicle. Your eligibility for a repurchase or replacement, however, may depend upon your state’s lemon law." — Chrysler Pacifica settlement agreement
According to the proposed Chrysler Pacifica class action settlement, the two plaintiffs who sued will receive $10,000 each, and their attorneys will receive $835,000.


The Chrysler Pacifica class action lawsuit settlement final approval hearing will be February 15, 2023.


Chrysler Pacifica owners with settlement questions should visit PacificaStallingSettlement.com.


The Chrysler Pacifica class action lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California: Moran et al. v. FCA US LLC.


The plaintiffs are represented by Capstone Law APC.
 

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Chrysler Minivan Sliding Door Problems Being Addressed

Government says Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country sliding door probe closed.

August 3, 2022 — Chrysler minivan sliding door problems that caused a federal investigation has allegedly been addressed by the automaker as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration closes the investigation.


The federal investigation was opened into 233,000 model year 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan and 2016 Chrysler Town and Country minivans because the left and right sliding door lock actuator assemblies could fail.


This caused one or both doors to get stuck closed, and trying to open them electronically or manually failed.


NHTSA opened the investigation after receiving 364 sliding door complaints, with many owners complaining about removing rear seat passengers through the front doors, the windows or the rear hatches. This spells trouble in the event of an emergency.


Fiat Chrysler (FCA) had issued technical service bulletin (TSB) 23-017-20 in June 2020 instructing dealers to replace the door lock actuators instead of the entire door latch assemblies.


In addition to sliding doors that wouldn't open, 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan and 2016 Chrysler Town and Country owners reported hearing a loud buzzing noise during lock/unlock operations.


Then in June 2021, FCA approved a sliding door warranty extension of 15 years or 150,000 miles for door lock actuators on minivans built between May 1, 2015, through January 9, 2017.


Chrysler has started notifying owners about the new program and will provide reimbursement for owners who previously paid for minivan sliding door repairs.


NHTSA says the number of new complaints has been decreasing since 2020 and further reduced following the sliding door warranty extension program. The government also says no crashes or injuries have been reported the past six years.


Although the Chrysler minivan sliding door investigation is closed, NHTSA will monitor future complaints and may take additional actions if needed.
 

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Chrysler Camshaft and Crankshaft Sensor Recall Investigated

Recall of 2016 Dodge Journey, Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot SUVs may not have been enough.

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August 2, 2022 — A Chrysler crankshaft and camshaft sensor recall from 2016 is under investigation following 127 complaints about the same sensor failures from owners of Fiat Chrysler vehicles not included in the recall.


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration notes the 2016 crankshaft and camshaft sensor recall involved 2016 Dodge Journey, Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot vehicles. But those specific 43,000 vehicles were manufactured only between May 9, 2016, to July 15, 2016.


The recalled 2016 Dodge Journey, Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot SUVs were prone to experience stalled 2.0-liter or 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engines. NHTSA also said the engines could simply fail to start.


Chrysler said the crankshaft or camshaft sensors could work, but only off and on which caused the engines to stall or fail to start.


While the 2016 recall included about 43,000 SUVs in the U.S., this latest query involves about 290,000 model year 2016 Dodge Journey, 2016 Jeep Compass and 2016 Jeep Patriot SUVs.
 
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