Vehicles Affected: Approximately 9,000 model-year 2015-16 Jeep Renegade SUVs manufactured between Aug. 25, 2014, and June 25, 2016, and equipped with a factory-installed optional trailer hitch package
The Problem: The trailer hitch assembly may have been attached with only a single fastener per side — not three per side as required — allowing it to separate from the vehicle and preventing any towed vehicle from being properly connected, increasing the risk of a crash.
The Fix: Dealers will install two additional fasteners per side for free.
What Owners Should Do: Jeep manufacturer Fiat Chrysler Automobiles did not immediately announce an owner-notification schedule. Owners can call the automaker at 800-853-1403 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236, or go to www.safercar.gov for more info.
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