Vehicles Affected: Approximately 43,000 model-year 2016 Dodge Journey SUVs, and Jeep Compass and Patriot SUVs, all manufactured between May 9 and July 15, 2016, and equipped with 2.0- or 2.4-liter four-cylinder engines
The Problem: Crankshaft or camshaft sensor connectors may lose contact, which could cause the vehicle to stall or prevent it from starting, or the instrument cluster may indicate an error, increasing the risk of a crash. Dodge- and Jeep-manufacturer Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said a review of warranty data helped identify the population of vehicles that may have been equipped with the faulty sensor connectors, and that it is unaware of any related injuries or accidents.
The Fix: Dealers will replace the crankshaft or camshaft sensor connectors for free.
What Owners Should Do: FCA will begin notifying owners on Jan. 27. Owners can call the automaker at 800-853-1403, 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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