Recall Alert: 323,400 Chrysler Sedans, Ram Vans and Jeep SUVs

15_Jeep_Renegade_Recall.jpg 2015 Jeep Renegade | Manufacturer image


Vehicles Affected: Approximately 323,400 model-year 2015 Chrysler 200 sedans, Ram ProMaster City vans and Jeep Renegade SUVs, and model-year 2014-15 Cherokee SUVs

The Problem: An insufficient crimp in a wire harness may lead to a solenoid fault code that can cause a loss of propulsion, increasing the risk of a crash. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said it discovered the problem during an examination of warranty data, which led to an internal investigation. The automaker added that “most vehicles in the recall population will not experience this fault code over their lifetimes,” and that a change made to the harness-manufacturing process eliminated the need to recall any vehicle built after Sept. 23, 2014.

The Fix: Dealers will update certain software and replace wire harnesses, as needed, for free.

What Owners Should Do: FCA did not immediately announce an owner-notification schedule. The automaker said if drivers experience the problem, they can temporarily resolve it by stopping the vehicle and restarting the engine. Owners can call the automaker at 800-853-1403 for more info.

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