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Chrysler recalls model year 2017-2018 RAM trucks

The Brake Transmission Shift Interlock pin may stick in the open position

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 180,462 model year 2017-2018 RAM 1500, 2500, 3500, 3500 Cab Chassis, 4500 Cab Chassis, and 5500 Cab Chassis vehicles, all equipped with a column shifter.

Pushing the brake pedal for prolonged periods when the vehicle is running and in PARK may cause the Brake Transmission Shift Interlock (BTSI) pin to stick in the open position.

With the pin in the open position, the transmission can be shifted out of PARK into any gear without pushing the brake pedal or having the key in the ignition.

Being able to shift the transmission without pushing the brake pedal and/or without a key in the ignition can increase the risk of an unintended vehicle rollaway that may result in personal injury or a crash.

What to do

Chrysler will notify owners and dealers will update the Body Control Module software. Dealers will also test the BTSI operation, replacing the solenoid as necessary.

The recall is expected to begin March 30, 2018.

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is U11.

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 180,462 model year 2017-2018 RAM 1500, 2500, 3500, 3500 Cab Chassis, 4500 Cab Chassis, and 5500 Cab Chassis vehicles, al...

Chrysler recalls model year 2017 Dodge Caravans and Jeep Wranglers

The vehicles' brake switches may malfunction

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 39,456 model year 2017 Dodge Caravans and Jeep Wranglers.

The vehicles' brake switches may malfunction, keeping the brake lights illuminated and/or allowing the vehicle to be shifted out of the PARK position without the brake pedal being pushed.

Having the brake lamps continuously illuminated or being able to shift the vehicle out of PARK when the brake pedal is not pressed (and the ignition is in the RUN mode) can increase the risk of a crash.

What to do

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake switches, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin March 30, 2018.

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is U09.

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 39,456 model year 2017 Dodge Caravans and Jeep Wranglers.The vehicles' brake switches may malfunction, keeping the b...

Model year 2017 Chrysler Pacificas recalled

A software issue could cause the engine to stall

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 153,859 model year 2017 Chrysler Pacificas equipped with a 3.6l engine.

The engine control software may become out of sync with the crankshaft position sensor, possibly resulting in an engine stall increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the engine control software, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin March 2, 2018.

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is U01.

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 153,859 model year 2017 Chrysler Pacificas equipped with a 3.6l engine.The engine control software may become out of...

Model year 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulias and Stelvios recalled

The braking system may contain contaminated brake fluid

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 307 model year 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulias and Stelvios.

The braking system may have been filled with contaminated brake fluid, possibly damaging the system and affecting its performance.

A reduction in braking performance can increase the risk of a crash.

What to do

Alfa Romeo will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the braking system, replacing it as necessary, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin February 8, 2018.

Owners may contact Alfa Romeo customer service at 1-844-253-2872. Chrysler's number for this recall is T84.

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 307 model year 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulias and Stelvios.The braking system may have been filled with contaminated brake...

Chrysler recalls model year 2005 Dodge Dakota pickup trucks

The heated driver and passenger seats may develop hot spots

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US LLC (Chrysler) is recalling 16,900 model year 2005 Dodge Dakota pickup trucks equipped with heated seats.

These driver and passenger seats may develop hot spots that can result in the seat cushion or seat back having burn holes.

The hot spots and burn holes can injure the seat occupant and increase the risk of a fire.

What to do

Chrysler will notify owners and dealers will update the seat heating system control features, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin February 8, 2018.

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is T80.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US LLC (Chrysler) is recalling 16,900 model year 2005 Dodge Dakota pickup trucks equipped with heated seats.These driver and...

Nearly 1.5 million Ram trucks recalled

The vehicles’ gear-shifters may inadvertently move out of the “park” position

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling an estimated 1.48 million trucks in the U.S. equipped with shifters mounted on their steering columns.

Occupants can inadvertently move the vehicles’ gear-shifters out of the “park” position.

If the Brake Transmission Shift Interlock (BTSI) becomes disabled, a vehicle’s shifter may be moved out of park without brake-pedal application, or the presence of a key in the ignition.

Chrysler says it is aware of seven potentially related injuries and a small number of potentially related accidents.

The following vehicles are being recalled:

  • 2010-2017 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups;
  • 2011-2017 Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 chassis cabs;
  • 2016-2017 Ram 3500 chassis cabs with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of less than 10,000 lbs; and
  • 2009-2017 Ram 1500 pickups.

In addition, an estimated 249,520 of these vehicles in Canada, 42,747 in Mexico and 14,950 in markets outside the NAFTA region are being recalled.

All model-year 2017 trucks built after December 31, 2016, are excluded.

What to do

Chrysler will advise owners when they may schedule service, at which time the company will restore BTSI function in the recalled vehicles.

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403.

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling an estimated 1.48 million trucks in the U.S. equipped with shifters mounted on their steering columns.Occupants can...

Chrysler recalls various vehicles with electrical issue

The alternator may fail suddenly

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 17,116 model year 2014 Dodge Challengers, Chargers, Durangos, Chrysler 300s, and Jeep Grand Cherokees equipped with a 3.6L engine and a 160 amp alternator.

The alternator may fail suddenly, causing the vehicle to stall without warning, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the alternator, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin January 10, 2018.

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is T75.

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 17,116 model year 2014 Dodge Challengers, Chargers, Durangos, Chrysler 300s, and Jeep Grand Cherokees equipped with a 3....

Model year 2018 Ram ProMasters recalled

The standard supplemental side airbags may not deploy properly

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 3,514 model year 2018 Ram ProMasters.

An incorrect rivet may have been used to attach the front door impact sensor which can cause the sensor housing to fracture.

A fractured sensor could affect the deployment of the standard supplemental side airbags during certain side impact crashes, increasing the risk of injury.

What to do

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace both front door impact pressure sensors, securing them with the correct rivets, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin January 3, 2018.

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is T64.

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 3,514 model year 2018 Ram ProMasters.An incorrect rivet may have been used to attach the front door impact sensor wh...

More than 400,000 Jeep Libertys, Chrysler 200s and Dodge Avengers recalled

The active headrests may not deploy in a rear-end crash

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 414,134 model year 2012 Jeep Libertys, and model year 2012-2013 Chrysler 200s and Dodge Avengers.

A component within the occupant restraint controller (ORC) may fail and prevent the active headrests from deploying in a rear-end crash.

A failure to deploy increases the risk of injury to front seat occupants.

What to do

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ORC as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 29, 2017.

Owners may contact FCA customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA's number for this recall is T56.

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 414,134 model year 2012 Jeep Libertys, and model year 2012-2013 Chrysler 200s and Dodge Avengers.A component within...

Model year 2015-2017 RAM ProMaster City vehicles recalled

The vehicle's tire placard contains incorrect information

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 1,291 model year 2015-2017 RAM ProMaster City vehicles.

These vehicle's tire placard has incorrect information including vehicle capacity weight, total number of occupants, tire pressure and/or "None" designation for the spare tire size when a full size spare tire is present.

As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, "Tire Selection and Rims."

The incorrect information can cause the operator to exceed the vehicle's weight capacity, or inflate the tires to an incorrect pressure, affecting vehicle handling, which can increase the risk of a crash.

What to do

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the incorrect tire placard with a corrected one, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 15, 2017.

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is T62.

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 1,291 model year 2015-2017 RAM ProMaster City vehicles.These vehicle's tire placard has incorrect information includ...

600k Dodge Durangos and Jeep Grand Cherokees recalled

The recall is to verify that earlier repairs were performed properly

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 646,394 model year 2011-2014 Dodge Durangos and Jeep Grand Cherokees.

The recalled vehicles had brake booster shields installed under a previous campaign to prevent water from entering the brake booster and limiting braking ability.

This recall is to verify that the brake booster shield installation was performed properly.

If the brake booster shield was not installed properly, the vehicle's braking ability may be reduced, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the brake booster shield, correcting the installation as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 7, 2017.

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is T59.

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 646,394 model year 2011-2014 Dodge Durangos and Jeep Grand Cherokees.The recalled vehicles had brake booster shields...

Model year 2017 Dodge Durangos recalled

The rear axle halfshafts may be too short

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling four model year 2017 Dodge Durangos that may have been assembled with rear axle halfshafts that are too short.

If a halfshaft is too short, it may disengage from the differential causing a loss of drive and increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

Chrysler has notified owners, and dealers will replace both halfshafts, free of charge. The recall began on September 18, 2017.

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is T55.

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling four model year 2017 Dodge Durangos that may have been assembled with rear axle halfshafts that are too short.If a h...

Model year 2017-2018 Chrysler Pacificas recalled

The second-row left outboard seat belt can become unlatched inadvertently

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 47,927 model year 2017-2018 Chrysler Pacificas equipped with the 8-passenger seating option.

In certain passenger seating and vehicle situations, the second-row center seating position seat belt buckle could cause the left outboard seat belt to become unlatched.

Inadvertent unlatching of the left outboard seat belt can increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

What to do

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will install a shorter second-row seat belt buckle, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 20, 2017.

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is T54.

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 47,927 model year 2017-2018 Chrysler Pacificas equipped with the 8-passenger seating option.In certain passenger sea...

Model year 2017 Dodge Challengers and Chargers recalled

The engine oil cooler hoses may fail

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 1,207 model year 2017 Dodge Challengers and Chargers equipped with Hellcat engines.

The engine oil cooler (EOC) hoses may fail resulting in a rapid loss of engine oil.

If an EOC line fails, oil may spray onto the windshield or contact a hot surface, impairing driver visibility and increasing the risk of a crash or fire.

What to do

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the EOC lines, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 22, 2017.

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is T48.

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 1,207 model year 2017 Dodge Challengers and Chargers equipped with Hellcat engines.The engine oil cooler (EOC) hoses...

Model year 2017 Ram 1500 trucks recalled

The vehicles may have a broken fuel tank control valve

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling four model year 2017 Ram 1500 trucks.

The fuel tanks in the recalled vehicles may have a broken fuel tank control valve which might leak fuel if the vehicle were to become inverted.

As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 301, "Fuel System Integrity."

In the event of a rollover crash, leaking fuel in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.

What to do

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel tanks, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 21, 2017.

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is T45.

 

 

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling four model year 2017 Ram 1500 trucks.The fuel tanks in the recalled vehicles may have a broken fuel tank control val...

Model year 2017 Dodge Challengers recalled

The transmission may not remain in the PARK position

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 7,802 model year 2017 Dodge Challengers equipped with 5.7L V8 engines and eight-speed automatic transmissions.

The transmission may not remain in the PARK position if that gear is selected, the engine is still running and the driver exits the vehicle.

If the vehicle is exited without the transmission remaining in the PARK position and without the parking brake set, the vehicle may roll, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the transmission control module software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 21, 2017.

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is T41.

 

 

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 7,802 model year 2017 Dodge Challengers equipped with 5.7L V8 engines and eight-speed automatic transmissions.The tr...

Chrysler recalls model year 2017 Pacificas with power module issue

The vehicle may not move under its own power

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 1,353 model year 2017 Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid Electric vehicles (PHEV).

The vehicles have diodes in the Power Inverter Module ("PIM") that may fail due to an overvoltage condition. If the diodes fail, the vehicle will not move under its own power.

A vehicle that suddenly cannot be driven, increases the risk of a crash.

What to do

Chrysler has not yet finalized its remedy plans for this recall. The recall is expected to begin on July 24, 2017.

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is T34.

 

 

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 1,353 model year 2017 Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid Electric vehicles (PHEV).The vehicles have diodes in the Power Inverte...

Model year 2014 Fiat 500Ls recalled

The vehicle may not accelerate as expected

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 25,593 model year 2014 Fiat 500Ls.

The Powertrain Control Module (PCM) software calibration maybe incorrect, limiting the engine to idle speed and torque even when accelerator pedal is fully pressed.

If the vehicle does not accelerate as expected, there may be an increased risk of a crash.

What to do

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the PCM software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 5, 2017.

Owners may the Fiat informationcCenter at 1-888-242-6342. Chrysler's number for this recall is T19.

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 25,593 model year 2014 Fiat 500Ls.The Powertrain Control Module (PCM) software calibration maybe incorrect, limiting...

Chrysler recalls model year 2017 Fiat 500X vehicles

The tire pressure monitoring system warning light may not illuminate

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 278 model year 2017 Fiat 500X vehicles.

When the vehicle has a tire with low tire pressure, the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) warning light may not illuminate.

As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 138, "Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems."

Driving a vehicle with an underinflated tire may result in tire failure and increase the risk of a crash.

What to do

Fiat will notify owners, and dealers will update the instrument panel software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 21, 2017.

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is T16.

 

 

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 278 model year 2017 Fiat 500X vehicles.When the vehicle has a tire with low tire pressure, the tire pressure monitor...

Model year 2014-2017 Dodge Chargers and Chrysler 300s recalled

The front driveshaft bolts may loosen allowing the front driveshaft to disconnect

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 69,298 model year 2014-2017 Dodge Chargers and Chrysler 300s equipped with all-wheel drive (AWD).

The front driveshaft bolts may loosen and allow the front driveshaft to disconnect, potentially causing a loss of motive power, which can increase the risk of a crash.

What to do

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace all eight front driveshaft bolts, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 31, 2017.

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is T03.

 

 

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 69,298 model year 2014-2017 Dodge Chargers and Chrysler 300s equipped with all-wheel drive (AWD).The front driveshaf...

Model year 2016 Dodge Darts recalled

The windshield wiper circuit may fail

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 53,155 model year 2016 Dodge Darts manufactured April 13, 2015, to June 7, 2016.

Due to voltage spikes caused by a problem within the windshield washer pump, the windshield wiper circuit may fail.

Without functioning windshield wipers, the driver's visibility may be reduced, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the windshield washer pumps, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 19, 2016.

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S83.

 

 

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 53,155 model year 2016 Dodge Darts manufactured April 13, 2015, to June 7, 2016.Due to voltage spikes caused by a pr...

Model year 2016 Dodge Durangos and Jeep Grand Cherokees recalled

The vehicles may leak fuel

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 30,183 model year 2016 Dodge Durangos and Jeep Grand Cherokees manufactured February 10, 2016, to April 28, 2016 and equipped with a 3.6L engine built at the Saltillo engine plant.

During assembly of the engine, the fuel rail crossover tube may have been damaged, which, over time, may result in a fuel leak.

A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source, can increase the risk of a fire.

What to do

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the engine assembly for damage to the fuel rail crossover tube, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 19, 2016.

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S85.

 

 

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 30,183 model year 2016 Dodge Durangos and Jeep Grand Cherokees manufactured February 10, 2016, to April 28, 2016 and equ...

Dodge Vipers with airbag issues recalled

The wires for the driver's front airbag may be pinched.

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 14 model year 2016 Dodge Vipers manufactured May 24, 2016, to August 28, 2016 on which the wires for the driver's front airbag may be pinched.

If the wires are pinched, the airbag may not deploy properly in the event of a crash necessitating airbag deployment, increasing the risk of injury.

What to do

Dodge will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's front airbag and clockspring, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin on November 18, 2016. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's recall number for this recall is S75.

 

 

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 14 model year 2016 Dodge Vipers manufactured May 24, 2016, to August 28, 2016 on which the wires for the driver's front...

Model year 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokees recalled

The rear tow hook bracket or tow eye bracket may be loose

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 21 model year 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokees manufactured August 8, 2016, through August 16, 2016.

The rear tow hook bracket or tow eye bracket may be loose, which could allow the bracket to detach from the vehicle while being it is being driven -- possibly becoming a road hazard.

If the bracket detaches during a vehicle recovery, there may be a loss of control of the towed vehicle. Either scenario increases the risk of a crash.

What to do

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will confirm both tow hook bracket bolts are properly tightened, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on November 6, 2016.

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S73.

 

 

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 21 model year 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokees manufactured August 8, 2016, through August 16, 2016.The rear tow hook brack...

Chrysler recalls model year 2016 Fiat 500s

Tire inflation pressure for the spare tire is listed incorrectly

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 32 model year 2016 Fiat 500 vehicles manufactured June 11, 2015, to July 27, 2016.

The Vehicle's tire placard lists an inflation pressure for the spare tire that exceeds the maximum pressure listed on the sidewall. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, "Tire Selection and Rims."

If the spare tire is used while overinflated, the tire may suddenly fail, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

Fiat will notify owners, and dealers will add an overlay on the tire placard to the correct tire inflation information, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 28, 2016.

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-888-242-6342. Chrysler's number for this recall is S69.

 

 

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 32 model year 2016 Fiat 500 vehicles manufactured June 11, 2015, to July 27, 2016.The Vehicle's tire placard lists a...

Model year 2016 Chrysler 200s recalled

Chassis fastener joints may loosen and fail or fall out, reducing steering and handling capability

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 191 model year 2016 Chrysler 200s manufactured May 24, 2016, to May 25, 2016.

 

Multiple chassis fastener joints that may not have been tightened to the proper torque specification may loosen and fail or fall out, reducing steering and handling capability and increasing the risk of a crash.

 

What to do

 

Chrysler has notified owners, and dealers will inspect the joints and tighten or replace the fasteners, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on September 2, 2016.

 

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S59.

 

 

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 191 model year 2016 Chrysler 200s manufactured May 24, 2016, to May 25, 2016. Multiple chassis fastener joints t...

Chrysler recalls Jeep Cherokees, Chrysler 200s, Jeep Renegades, RAM ProMasters, and Fiat 500X vehicles

The transmission may unexpectedly shift to neutral

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 412,981 model year 2014-2015 Jeep Cherokees and 2015 Chrysler 200s, Jeep Renegades, RAM ProMasters, and 2016 Fiat 500X vehicles equipped with 9-speed automatic transmissions.

 

The transmission sensor clusters may have insufficient crimps in the transmission wire harness, and as a result, the transmission may unexpectedly shift to neutral, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

What to do

 

Chrysler will notify owners, dealers will update the transmission software to prevent the transmission from shifting into neutral due to a faulty crimp, free of charge. The remedy is currently unavailable.

 

Interim notices were mailed to owners on August 24, 2016. Owners will receive a second notice when the remedy becomes available.

 

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S55.

 

 

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 412,981 model year 2014-2015 Jeep Cherokees and 2015 Chrysler 200s, Jeep Renegades, RAM ProMasters, and 2016 Fiat 500X v...

Model year 2015 RAM 2500 and 5500 trucks and cab chassis recalled

The vehicles may have a reduced response to steering input

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 64 model year 2015 RAM 2500 trucks, and RAM 3500 trucks and cab chassis.

 

The vehicles may have inadequate welds securing the front track bar frame brackets, possibly resulting in the bracket components separating from the frame.

 

If the bracket components separate from the frame, the vehicle may have a reduced response to steering input, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

What to do

 

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will weld on a new track bar frame bracket or replace the frame of the vehicle, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

 

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S58.

 

 

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 64 model year 2015 RAM 2500 trucks, and RAM 3500 trucks and cab chassis. The vehicles may have inadequate welds ...

Ram 3500 and 4500/5500 trucks recalled

A misshapen main output shaft that creates voids may cause a shaft fracture

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 889 model year 2016 Ram 3500 trucks manufactured July 24, 2015, through January 7, 2016, and 2016 Ram 4500/5500 trucks manufactured July 24, 2015, through October 8, 2015.

 

The transfer case may have been manufactured with a misshapen main output shaft, creating voids that may cause a shaft fracture.

 

If the main output shaft fractures, the vehicle may lose motive power, increasing the risk of a crash. Additionally, the driver may be unable to place the vehicle in PARK, increasing the risk of a vehicle roll-away.

 

What to do

 

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the transfer case, free of charge. The recall was expected to begin on August 10, 2016.

 

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S48.

 

 

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 889 model year 2016 Ram 3500 trucks manufactured July 24, 2015, through January 7, 2016, and 2016 Ram 4500/5500 trucks m...

Model year 2017 Pacifica vehicles recalled

Passengers occupying the third-row and/or second-row center seats may not be able to use seat belts

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 3,518 model year 2017 Pacifica vehicles manufactured February 22, 2016, through April 28, 2016.

 

The center overhead seat belt stow clip may fracture and prevent use of the seat belt in the third-row and/or second-row center passenger seat (if so equipped).

 

If passengers occupying the third-row and/or second-row center seats cannot use a seat belt, there is an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash.

 

What to do

 

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the third-row and, if necessary, second-row center overhead seat belt stow bezel, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

 

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S42.

 

 

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 3,518 model year 2017 Pacifica vehicles manufactured February 22, 2016, through April 28, 2016. The center overh...

Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country vehicles recalled

The third row seatback may become loose and may separate from the seat frame

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 99 model year 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country vehicles manufactured March 16, 2016, to March 17, 2016.

 

The nuts on the third row seatbacks were incorrectly torqued and may become loose. If the third row seatback becomes loose, it may separate from the seat frame, increasing the risk of injury.

 

What to do

 

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will re-torque the third row seatback nuts, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 30, 2016.

 

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S37.

 

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 99 model year 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country vehicles manufactured March 16, 2016, to March 17, ...

Chrysler recalls Fiat 500e vehicles

The propulsion system could shut down resulting in a loss of motive power

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 16,549 model year 2013-2016 Fiat 500e vehicles manufactured March 22, 2012, to January 29, 2016.

 

The power inverter module (PIM) may experience voltage spikes which can cause the propulsion system to shut down and loss of motive power, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

What to do

 

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the PIM software, free of charge. Interim notices will be sent to owners in June 2016. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy software become available.

 

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S26.

 

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 16,549 model year 2013-2016 Fiat 500e vehicles manufactured March 22, 2012, to January 29, 2016. The power inver...

Model year 2012-2016 Fiat 500s recalled

The driver may not be able to shift gears

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 39,217 model year 2012-2016 Fiat 500s equipped with a manual transmission, manufactured June 21, 2010, through January 12, 2016.

 

The clutch diaphragm spring may fracture and fail, causing an inability to switch gears and increasing the risk of a crash.

 

What to do

 

The remedy for this recall will include the installation of a clutch pedal limiter and a clutch pedal switch. Interim notices will be mailed to owners in June 2016. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available.

 

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S34.

 

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 39,217 model year 2012-2016 Fiat 500s equipped with a manual transmission, manufactured June 21, 2010, through January 1...

Chrysler recalls aftermarket Mopar Canvas Seat Covers

The seat covers can impede the deployment of the seat thorax airbags

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 487 aftermarket Mopar Canvas Seat Covers for certain 2012-2016 RAM 1500, 2500, and 3500 trucks.

 

These seat covers, sold through Chrysler dealerships beginning October 15, 2015, can impede the deployment of the seat thorax airbags.

 

If the seat cover impedes the air bag deployment, the seat thorax air bags may not provide adequate protection in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of a injury.

 

What to do

 

Chrysler will notify owners to remove the front seat covers and return them for a full refund. The recall is expected to begin June 30, 2016.

 

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S30.

 

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 487 aftermarket Mopar Canvas Seat Covers for certain 2012-2016 RAM 1500, 2500, and 3500 trucks. These seat cover...

Dodge Journeys recalled

The power steering return hose may rupture at engine start-up in cold weather

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 10,944 model year 2009-2016 Dodge Journeys manufactured July 31, 2007, to November 12, 2016.

 

After exposure to cold temperatures, the power steering return hose may rupture at engine start-up causing a loss of power steering assist.

 

A loss of power steering assist may require extra steering effort, especially at lower speeds, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

What to do

 

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the power steering return hoses, steel tubes, and power steering oil cooler, free of charge. The recall began on May 24, 2016.

 

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S08.

 

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 10,944 model year 2009-2016 Dodge Journeys manufactured July 31, 2007, to November 12, 2016. After exposure to c...

Chrysler recalls Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 sedans and Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs

Drivers may not know if the gear shift selector is in “Park” before they leave the vehicle

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling more than a million model-year 2012-2014 Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 sedans, and model-year 2014-2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs.

 

Ann estimated 811,586 are in the U.S., with another 52,144 vehicles in Canada; 16,805 in Mexico; and 248,667 outside the NAFTA region.

 

The recalled vehicles are equipped with electronic shift levers that return to the same position after each manipulation. Gear-selecti on is conveyed to the driver by multiple sets of indicator lights, not gear-selector position.

 

The vehicles also deliver warning chimes and alert messages if their driver-side doors are opened while their engines are still running and “Park” is not engaged. However, investigation suggested these measures may be insufficient to deter some drivers from exiting their vehicles without selecting “PARK.” Thus, drivers may draw erroneous conclusions about the status of their vehicles.

 

In fact, an investigation by Chrysler and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found some drivers have exited their vehicles without first selecting “Park.” This may may pose a safety risk if a vehicle’s engine is still running.

 

Chrysler is aware of 41 injuries that are potentially related. The vehicles involved in these events were inspected and no evidence of equipment failure was found.

 

What to do

 

Owners will be notified when service becomes available. In the interim, FCA US urges customers to follow the instructions in their owners’ manuals.

 

Chrysler will combine warnings with a transmission-shift strategy to automatically prevent a vehicle from moving, under certain circumstances, even if the driver fails to select “PARK.”

 

Consumers with questions may call the Chrysler customer care center at 1-800-853-1403.

 

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling more than a million model-year 2012-2014 Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 sedans, and model-year 2014-2015 Jeep Grand Cher...

Chrysler recalls Ram 1500 trucks

The vehicles could lose power steering assist

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 442 model year 2015-2016 Ram 1500 trucks manufactured January 22, 2015, to September 13, 2015.

 

Contamination of the Electric Power Steering (EPS) control circuit board may cause a short and result in the loss of power steering assist.

 

If the vehicle experiences a loss of power steering assist, extra steering effort will be required, especially at lower speeds, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

 

What to do

 

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the EPS unit, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

 

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S19.

 

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 442 model year 2015-2016 Ram 1500 trucks manufactured January 22, 2015, to September 13, 2015. Contamination of ...

Chrysler 200s recalled

The passenger air bag may improperly deploy in the event of a crash

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 78 model year 2015 Chrysler 200 vehicles manufactured April 7, 2014, to August 3, 2015.

 

During service work, the affected vehicles may have had either the Occupant Classification Module (OCM) or the Seat Cushion Foam (SCF) of the front passenger seat replaced instead of the both pieces together, which make up a complete calibrated set.

 

If both pieces were not replaced together, the occupant detection and classification system may not be properly calibrated and the passenger air bag may improperly deploy in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

 

What to do

 

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will install a new OCM-SCF seat service kit, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

 

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S09.

 

 

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 78 model year 2015 Chrysler 200 vehicles manufactured April 7, 2014, to August 3, 2015. During service work, the...

Model year 2015, 2016 Dodge Darts recalled

The control module may fail to prevent an un-commanded torque event

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 1,232 model year 2016 Dodge Darts manufactured July 25, 2015, to December 16, 2015 and equipped with a 2.0L engine and a manual transmission. Also included are certain 2015 Dodge Dart vehicles similarly equipped and brought in for dealer service between September 15, 2015 and January 12, 2016.

 

The powertrain control module that monitors the engine torque output may be missing a backup layer of software.

 

Without a backup layer of software, the control module may fail to prevent an un-commanded torque event, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

What to do

 

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the Engine Control Module software, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

 

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S10.

 

 

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 1,232 model year 2016 Dodge Darts manufactured July 25, 2015, to December 16, 2015 and equipped with a 2.0L engine and a...

Chrysler recalls Chrysler Town and Country and Dodge Grand Caravan vehicles

The windshield could become displaced in the event of a crash

FCA US LLC (Chrysler) is recalling 184 model year 2015-2016 Chrysler Town and Country, and 2014-2015 Dodge Grand Caravan vehicles manufactured August 16, 2014, to December 5, 2015.

 

The windshield on the recalled vehicles may have been installed using expired urethane primer, allowing the windshield to become displaced in the event of a crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 212, "Windshield Mounting."

 

If the windshield dislodges during a crash, there is an increased risk of occupant injury.

 

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the windshield, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on March 4, 2016.

 

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S02.

 

 

FCA US LLC (Chrysler) is recalling 184 model year 2015-2016 Chrysler Town and Country, and 2014-2015 Dodge Grand Caravan vehicles manufactured August 16, 2...

Late model Dodge Chargers recalled

The vehicles do not contain wheel chocks

FCA US LLC (Chrysler) is recalling 441,578 model year 2011-2016 Dodge Charger vehicles manufactured August 23, 2010, to January 7, 2016.

 

When the vehicle is lifted using the supplied tire jack without chocking the wheels, the vehicle's body-side sill may give causing the tire jack to fail and the car to fall.

 

A car that falls unexpectedly increases the risk of injury.

 

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will provide owners with wheel chocks, free of charge. Parts are not currently available. Owners will be sent an interim notification by early April 2016. A second letter will be mailed when the chocks are available.

 

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S03.

 

 

FCA US LLC (Chrysler) is recalling 441,578 model year 2011-2016 Dodge Charger vehicles manufactured August 23, 2010, to January 7, 2016. When the v...

Dodge Durangos and Jeep Grand Cherokees with electrical issues recalled

The wiring for the vanity lamp in the sun visor may short circuit

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 388,504 model year 2011-2013 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured December 3, 2009, to September 1, 2012.

 

The wiring for the vanity lamp in the sun visor may short circuit, after having been remedied for a prior recall for a similar issue. This recall is also addressing certain vehicles that have not been remedied under that prior recall.

 

A short in the vanity lamp wiring could increase the risk of a vehicle fire.

 

Chrysler will notify owners. The remedy plan is still being developed, and the manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

 

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is R71.

 

 

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 388,504 model year 2011-2013 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured December 3, 2009, to September ...

Chrysler recalls Dodge Darts

The vehicles could suffer a loss of brake assist

Chrysler Group is recalling 105,458 model year 2013-2014 Dodge Darts manufactured February 27, 2012, to January 23, 2014, and equipped with either a 2.0L or 2.4L engine.

 

Engine oil from the vacuum pump may seep into the brake booster, damaging a component within the brake booster.

 

Internal damage to brake booster could result in a loss of brake assist, lengthening the distance needed to stop the vehicle and increasing the risk of a crash.

 

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the brake booster grommet for the presence of oil. If no oil is found, the vacuum tube assembly will be replaced.

 

If oil is found, the vacuum pump, vacuum tube assembly, brake booster and master cylinder will be replaced.

 

Parts are not currently available to remedy the vehicles. Owners will be sent an interim notification and then will be sent a second notice when remedy parts are available. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

 

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is R63.

 

 

Chrysler Group is recalling 105,458 model year 2013-2014 Dodge Darts manufactured February 27, 2012, to January 23, 2014, and equipped with either a 2.0L o...

Chrysler recalls model year 2016 Ram 1500 trucks

The vehicles may be missing a heat shield for the spare tire

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 253 model year 2016 Ram 1500 trucks with a 5.7L engine and dual exhaust manufactured August 3, 2015, to August 10, 2015.

 

The affected vehicles may be missing a heat shield for the spare tire. Without a heat shield, heat from the exhaust system may damage the spare tire. When used, the damaged tire may have a tread separation or side wall rupture, resulting in a loss of control and an increased risk of a crash.

 

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will install a spare tire heat shield if the vehicle is missing one. Vehicles that have already been sold will also have their spare tires replaced. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

 

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is R58.

 

 

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 253 model year 2016 Ram 1500 trucks with a 5.7L engine and dual exhaust manufactured August 3, 2015, to August 10, 2015....

Dodge Journey vehicles recalled

A water leak could disable the vehicle's Anti-lock Brake and/or the Electronic Stability Control systems

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 275,614 model year 2012-2015 Dodge Journey vehicles manufactured April 21, 2012, to April 14, 2015.

 

Water may enter the wiring harness for the Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) module and leak into the module, disabling the ABS and/or the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system.

 

If the ABS or ESC is disabled, a loss of vehicle stability could occur, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will seal the ABS wiring harness to prevent water from entering and will replace the ABS module and repair the headlamp and dash wiring harness, as necessary. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

 

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is R61.

 

 

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 275,614 model year 2012-2015 Dodge Journey vehicles manufactured April 21, 2012, to April 14, 2015. Water may enter th...

Chrysler recalls Ram 1500 trucks

The rear axles may have been incorrectly heat treated

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 65,760 model year 2015-2016 Ram 1500 trucks manufactured June 17, 2015, to September 28, 2015.

 

The vehicles may have been built with rear axles that were incorrectly heat treated. If the rear axle shaft was not properly heated treated, it may fracture and a wheel separation could occur, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles and replace the axle assemblies, as necessary, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

 

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is R59.

 

 

 

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 65,760 model year 2015-2016 Ram 1500 trucks manufactured June 17, 2015, to September 28, 2015. The vehicles may have b...

Chrysler Town and Country and Dodge Grand Caravan vehicles recalled

The hood may open unexpectedly while the vehicle is being driven

Chrysler Group is recalling 1,624 model year 2016 Chrysler Town and Country and Dodge Grand Caravan vehicles manufactured August 19, 2015 to August 27, 2015.

 

The bolts that attach the hood striker may loosen and, as a result, the hood may open unexpectedly while the vehicle is being driven. That could obstruct the driver's vision, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will install new hood striker bolts with the proper torque, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 6, 2015.

 

Owners may contact Chrysler's customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's recall number is R53.

 

 

Chrysler Group is recalling 1,624 model year 2016 Chrysler Town and Country and Dodge Grand Caravan vehicles manufactured August 19, 2015 to August 27, 201...

Chrysler Town and Country and Dodge Grand Caravan vehicles recalled

The hood may open unexpectedly while the vehicle is being driven

Chrysler Group is recalling 1,624 model year 2016 Chrysler Town and Country and Dodge Grand Caravan vehicles manufactured August 19, 2015 to August 27, 2015.

 

The bolts that attach the hood striker may loosen and, as a result, the hood may open unexpectedly while the vehicle is being driven. That could obstruct the driver's vision, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will install new hood striker bolts with the proper torque, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 6, 2015.

 

Owners may contact Chrysler's customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's recall number is R53.

 

 

Chrysler Group is recalling 1,624 model year 2016 Chrysler Town and Country and Dodge Grand Caravan vehicles manufactured August 19, 2015 to August 27, 201...

Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks and cab chassis recalled

Front bracket components may separate from the frame

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 149,512 model year 2014 Ram 2500 trucks and 2013-2014 Ram 3500 trucks and cab chassis manufactured October 9, 2012, to July 29, 2014.

 

The recalled vehicles may have inadequate welds securing the front track bar frame brackets, which may result in the bracket components separating from the frame. Separation could make the vehicle more difficult to steer and control, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

The remedy for this recall is still under development. The recall is expected to begin October 9, 2015.

 

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is R46.

 

 

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 149,512 model year 2014 Ram 2500 trucks and 2013-2014 Ram 3500 trucks and cab chassis manufactured October 9, 2012, to J...

Chrysler recalls Dodge Darts with transmission issue

The transmission can unexpectedly shift into neutral while the car is being driven

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 23,629 model year 2013-2015 Dodge Darts manufactured February 24, 2012, to June 16, 2015.

 

The vehicles may experience failure of the transmission control module (TCM), causing the transmission to unexpectedly shift into neutral. If the transmission shifts into neutral, it can cause loss of motive power, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

 

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the TCM and bracket, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

 

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is R42.

 

 

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 23,629 model year 2013-2015 Dodge Darts manufactured February 24, 2012, to June 16, 2015. The vehicles may experience ...

Chrysler recalls more than 1 million Ram trucks

Steering-wheel wiring harnesses may wear because of contact with a spring

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling an estimated 1.06 million U.S.-market Ram trucks.

 

The trucks may have steering-wheel wiring harnesses that wear because of contact with a spring. This could cause a short-circuit that may lead to inadvertent driver-side air-bag deployment.

 

The automaker says it is aware of two related injuries, but no accidents.

 

The above condition, which may be signaled by illumination of the air-bag warning light, relates to vehicles equipped with an Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) and may not be present in every vehicle subject to the recall.

 

Certain model-year 2012-2014 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups and 3500, 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cabs are included in the U.S. recall.

 

Approximately 235,925 vehicles in Canada; 26,543 in Mexico and 23,635 outside the NAFTA region also will be recalled.

 

Notices are being mailed to advise owners when they may schedule service.

 

In addition, Customers may visit http://recalls.mopar.com/ or https://vinrcl.safercar.gov/vin/ to determine if their vehicles are included in this campaign.

 

Consumers with questions or concerns may call the Chrysler customer care center at 1-800-853-1403.

 

 

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling an estimated 1.06 million U.S.-market Ram trucks. The trucks may have steering-wheel wiring harnesses that wear because...

Ram 1500 Quad Cab trucks recalled

The side air bag inflatable curtains may not inflate properly

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 188,047 model year 2014-2015 Ram 1500 Quad Cab trucks manufactured August 26, 2013, to August 8, 2015.

 

The vehicles are equipped with side air bag inflatable curtains (SABIC) that may not fully overlap the C-pillars in the event of a vehicle crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 226, "Ejection Mitigation."

 

If a SABIC does not inflate as intended during a vehicle crash, there is an increased risk of injury to the rear seat occupant.

 

The remedy for this recall is still under development. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

 

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is R47.

 

 

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 188,047 model year 2014-2015 Ram 1500 Quad Cab trucks manufactured August 26, 2013, to August 8, 2015. The vehicles a...

Ram 1500 diesel 4x2 trucks recalled

A battery harness that may rub against the frame bracket for the right engine mount

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 1,655 model year 2014-2015 Ram 1500 diesel 4x2 trucks manufactured August 8, 2013, to July 2, 2015.

 

The recalled vehicles have a battery harness that may rub against the frame bracket for the right engine mount resulting in an electrical short. If the harness shorts, the vehicle may stall and there is an increased risk of a fire.

 

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles to confirm that the battery harness is correctly routed and secured. Any harness that shows evidence of wear will be replaced. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

 

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is R43.

 

 

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 1,655 model year 2014-2015 Ram 1500 diesel 4x2 trucks manufactured August 8, 2013, to July 2, 2015. The recalled vehic...

Chrysler recalls Ram 4500 and 5500 pickup trucks

The vehicles could experience reduction of suspension stability control

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 199 model year 2015 Ram 4500, and 5500 pickup trucks manufactured January 30, 2015, to February 6, 2015.

 

The vehicles may have inadequate penetration of the front upper control arm loop to spacer weld, reducing the front suspension stability.

 

A reduction of suspension stability control could affect control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace any upper control arms, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 19, 2015.

 

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is R34.

 

 

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 199 model year 2015 Ram 4500, and 5500 pickup trucks manufactured January 30, 2015, to February 6, 2015. The vehicles ...

Chrysler is recalling 8 model year 2015 Chrysler 200 vehicles

Certain electrical components may experience intermittent power failures

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 77,834 model year 2015 Chrysler 200s manufactured January 7, 2014, to September 23, 2014.

 

The vehicles may have a Power Distribution Center (PDC) electrical connector that may cause intermittent power failures to certain electrical components.

 

An intermittent loss of power to electrical components could cause a vehicle to stall without warning, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the C4 connector using a 12 wire split kit for 3.6L engines, or replace the transmission wiring harness for 2.4L engines, free of charge. The parts needed for the recall are currently unavailable. Owners will be notified of the recall on or around September 18, 2015, with second notifications mailed when remedy parts become available.

 

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is R24.

 

 

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 77,834 model year 2015 Chrysler 200s manufactured January 7, 2014, to September 23, 2014. The vehicles may have a Powe...

Dodge Journey vehicles recalled

The engine cover may detach from the engine and contact the exhaust manifold

Chrysler (FCA US) is recalling 144,416 model year 2011-2015 Dodge Journey vehicles manufactured July 19, 2010, to May 26, 2015 and equipped with 2.4L engines.

 

The engine cover may detach from the engine and contact the exhaust manifold, increasing the risk of a vehicle fire.

 

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will install an improved mounting system for the engine cover, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 26, 2015.

 

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is R32.

 

 

Chrysler (FCA US) is recalling 144,416 model year 2011-2015 Dodge Journey vehicles manufactured July 19, 2010, to May 26, 2015 and equipped with 2.4L engin...

Jeep Cherokees with power liftgates recalled

The liftgate control modules may be inadvertently exposed to water

Chrysler (FCA US) is recalling an estimated 164,000 model year 2014 and 2015 Jeep Cherokee SUVs equipped with power liftgates.

 

The power liftgate control modules may be inadvertently exposed to water, which could cause a short-circuit, creating a fire hazard.

 

The company says it is unaware of any related injuries or accidents.

 

The recall affects an estimated 99,436 vehicles in the U.S.; 13,195 in Canada; 2,406 in Mexico and 48,966 outside the NAFTA region.

 

Chrysler says it will advise vehicle owners when they may schedule service. If the modules show signs of water exposure, they will be replaced at no cost to the owners.

 

In the interim, the cargo areas of the recalled vehicles should be monitored and kept dry.

 

Customers with questions may call the Chrysler customer information center at 1-800-853-1403.

 

 

Chrysler (FCA US) is recalling an estimated 164,000 model year 2014 and 2015 Jeep Cherokee SUVs equipped with power liftgates. The power liftgate control...

Fiat 500e hatchbacks recalled

Cruise-control software is being upgraded

Chrysler (FCA US) is recalling an estimated 3,975 Fiat 500e hatchbacks to upgrade cruise-control software.

 

An investigation by company engineers discovered the vehicles were inadvertently equipped with software that may misread torque levels generated by their motors, causing them to shift into neutral – a prescribed failsafe mode.

 

This condition may occur only while cruise-control is engaged and the driver attempts to override the feature with accelerator-pedal applications or rapid tapping of the accelerate/decelerate buttons. Restarting the vehicle restores normal function.

 

The Company says it is unaware of any related injuries, accidents or customer complaints.

 

Owners with questions may call the Chrysler customer information center at 1-800-853-1403.

 

 

Chrysler (FCA US) is recalling an estimated 3,975 Fiat 500e hatchbacks to upgrade cruise-control software. An investigation by company engineers discover...

Chrysler recalls Dodge Viper and Jeep Wrangler, and Liberty vehicles

Clutch issues could affect starting the vehicle

FCA Chrysler is recalling 43,750 model year 2006 Dodge Viper and Jeep Wrangler and Liberty vehicles manufactured July 1, 2005, to July 31, 2006.

 

The springs within the clutch pedal position switch that prevents the vehicle from starting unless the clutch pedal is pushed down may break. As a result, the vehicle may not be started when the clutch pedal is pushed down or the engine may crank and start without the clutch pedal being pushed down causing the vehicle to lurch unexpectedly.

 

An unexpected movement could increase the risk of a crash.

 

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the clutch ignition interlock switch, free of charge. Parts are currently unavailable. Owners will be mailed an interim notification beginning in June 2015, and receive a second notification when remedy parts are available.

 

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is R13.

FCA Chrysler is recalling 43,750 model year 2006 Dodge Viper and Jeep Wrangler and Liberty vehicles manufactured July 1, 2005, to July 31, 2006. The spri...

Chrysler recalls Dodge Vipers

The driver or passenger door may open unexpectedly

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 1,451 model year 2013-2014 Dodge Vipers manufactured October 1, 2012, to February 6, 2014.

 

Moisture may get into the door switch, resulting in the driver or passenger door opening unexpectedly while the vehicle is in motion, increasing the risk of a crash and injury.

 

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the door handle assemblies and top covers, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 18, 2015.

 

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is R14.

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 1,451 model year 2013-2014 Dodge Vipers manufactured October 1, 2012, to February 6, 2014. Moisture may get into the d...

Fiat 500 EV vehicles recalled

The electric propulsion system could shut down

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 5,660 model year 2013-2015 Fiat 500 EV vehicles manufactured March 27, 2012, to November 1, 2014.

 

If the vehicle goes in to limp home mode, incompatible software between Electric Vehicle Control Unit (EVCU) and Battery Pack Control Module (BPCM) may cause the electric propulsion system to shut down completely.

 

An electric propulsion system shutdown will cause a stall-like condition, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the vehicle software to ensure compatability between components, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 15, 2015.

 

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is R15.

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 5,660 model year 2013-2015 Fiat 500 EV vehicles manufactured March 27, 2012, to November 1, 2014. If the vehicle goes ...

Dodge Challenger and Charger SRT vehicles recalled

The fuel rail hose connection may leak

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 1,673 model year 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT and Dodge Charger SRT vehicles manufactured September 18, 2014, to February 5, 2015, and equipped with a 6.2L supercharged engine.

 

O-ring seal and fuel rail crossover hose damage may result in the fuel rail hose connection leaking fuel.

A leak in the presence of an ignition source such as hot engine or exhaust components increases the risk of a vehicle fire.

 

Chrysler will notify owners and dealers will replace the engine fuel rail injector crossover hose, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 24, 2015.

 

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is R07.

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 1,673 model year 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT and Dodge Charger SRT vehicles manufactured September 18, 2014, to February 5...

Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos recalled

The vehicle could stall without warning

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 338,216 model year 2012-2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured September 17, 2010, to August 19, 2013, and equipped with a 3.6, 5.7 or 6.4 liter engine, and 2012-2013 Dodge Durango vehicles manufactured January 18, 2011, to August 19, 2013, and equipped with a 3.6 or 5.7 liter engine.

 

The fuel pump relay inside the Totally Integrated Power Module (TIPM-7) may fail, causing the vehicle to stall without warning and increase the risk of a crash.

 

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel pump relay with one external to the TIPM. The recall is expected to begin April 24, 2015.

 

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is R09.

 

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 338,216 model year 2012-2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured September 17, 2010, to August 19, 2013, and equip...

Chrysler 200s recalled

The transmission may not be able to shift into the Park position

Chrysler (FCA US) is recalling 25,734 model year 2015 Chrysler 200 vehicles manufactured March 9, 2014, to December 15, 2014, and equipped with a 9-speed automatic transmission.

 

The automatic transmission parking pawl may become contaminated or the park rod may become dislodged or broken. This may prevent the transmission from shifting into the Park position. If the shift indicator displays "Park" but the park lock does not engage, the vehicle may roll away increasing the risk of a crash.

 

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers inspect the transmission. Any transmission found with contamination or a park rod will be replaced, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on April 10, 2015.

 

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is R08.

Chrysler (FCA US) is recalling 25,734 model year 2015 Chrysler 200 vehicles manufactured March 9, 2014, to December 15, 2014, and equipped with a 9-speed a...

Recent Jeep Cherokees recalled to fix airbag problem

Side curtain and seat airbags can deploy accidentally

 

FCA US (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Jeep Cherokee vehicles manufactured January 1, 2013, to November 19, 2014. The affected vehicles may experience unintended side curtain and seat air bag deployment during vehicle operation.

If the air bags deploy unexpectedly during vehicle operation, it can increase the risk of personal injury and increase the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will re-flash the occupant restraint control module software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on March 26, 2015. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is R05.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

FCA US (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Jeep Cherokee vehicles manufactured January 1, 2013, to November 19, 2014. The affected vehicle...

Dodge Dart Aeros recalled

The Tire Pressure Monitoring System warning light may fail to illuminate

FCA US, the former Chrysler Group, is recalling 1,056 model year 2015 Dodge Dart Aeros manufactured August 24, 2014, to October 28, 2014.

The recalled vehicles were built with a premium instrument cluster and Lowline Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). The TPMS warning light may not illuminate when low tire pressure is detected.

A malfunctioning TPMS light will not notify an owner of an improperly inflated tire. An improperly inflated tire may experience a complete loss of tire pressure, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

FCA will notify owners, and dealers will reconfigure the vehicles from a lowline TPMS to a highline TPMS, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 13, 2015.

Owners may contact FCA customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA's number for this recall is P76.

FCA US, the former Chrysler Group, is recalling 1,056 model year 2015 Dodge Dart Aeros manufactured August 24, 2014, to October 28, 2014. The recalled ve...

FCA recalls Dodge Rams, Dakotas and Mitsubishi Raiders

The return springs in the clutch ignition interlock switch may break

FCA US, the former Chrysler Group, is recalling 66,819 model year 2006-2007 Dodge Ram 1500, 2500, 3500, Dakota, and Mitsubishi Raider vehicles with manual transmissions manufactured July 1, 2005, to July 31, 2006.

The return springs in the clutch ignition interlock switch may break. Broken springs can result in a no-start condition, or cause unintended movement when the ignition is cranked, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

FCA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the clutch ignition interlock switch, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 13, 2015.

Owners may contact FCA customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA's number for this recall is P80.

FCA US, the former Group, is recalling 66,819 model year 2006-2007 Dodge Ram 1500, 2500, 3500, Dakota, and Mitsubishi Raider vehicles with manual transmiss...

FCA US recalls nearly 3 million vehicles with air bag inflator issue

Excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture

FCA US, the former Chrysler Group, is recalling 2,890,785 model year 2004-2007 Dodge Ram 1500 and Durango; 2005-2007 Dodge Ram 2500, Charger Magnum, Dakota, Chrysler 300, 300C, SRT8; 2006-2007 Dodge Ram 3500 and Mitsubishi Raider; and 2007 Chrysler Aspen vehicles.

Upon deployment of the driver side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture with metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the vehicle occupants.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver side frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. Some of the vehicles included in this recall were addressed in an earlier recall for vehicles sold, or currently registered, in Florida, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Chrysler has not determined a date for notifying the remaining owners of vehicles included in this national recall campaign.

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is P81.  

FCA US, the former Chrysler Group, is recalling 2,890,785 model year 2004-2007 Dodge Ram 1500 and Durango; 2005-2007 Dodge Ram 2500, Charger Magnum, Dakota...

FCA recalls Dodge Challengers

The instrument cluster may become inoperative

FCA US, the former Chrysler Group, is recalling certain model year 2015 Dodge Challenger vehicles manufactured June 30, 2014, to October 8, 2014.

The instrument cluster may become inoperative, which could cause the gauges to oscillate at zero and the Vehicle Theft Alarm could remain illuminated. If the instrument cluster becomes inoperative, it can increase the risk of a vehicle crash.

FCA will notify owners, and dealers will install a software enhancement, free of charge. The recall began on December 15, 2014.

Owners can contact FCA customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA's number for this recall is P74.

FCA US, the former Chrysler Group, is recalling certain model year 2015 Dodge Challenger vehicles manufactured June 30, 2014, to October 8, 2014. The ins...

Chrysler recalls Dodge Ram 1500 trucks

The rear axle pinion nut may loosen

FCA aka Chrysler is recalling 256,956 model year 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 trucks manufactured January 28, 2004, to August 3, 2005.

The rear axle pinion nut may loosen due to an undersized spline on the pinion gear. If the pinion nut loosens, the rear axle may seize, and/or the driveshaft may detach resulting in a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will install a retention feature to the pinion nut, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 13, 2015.

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is P77.

FCA aka Chrysler is recalling 256,956 model year 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 trucks manufactured January 28, 2004, to August 3, 2005. The rear axle pinion nut m...

Chrysler expands recall of vehicles with air bag inflator issues

The company says it's unaware of any accidents or injuries related to these inflators

Chrysler Group is expanding a regional field action with a recall to replace front passenger-side air bag inflators in an estimated 208,783 older-model vehicles originally purchased or ever registered in 7 states and 5 U.S. territories.

The vehicles are equipped with front passenger-side air bag inflators from a product family code-named "PSPI."

The company says it is not aware of any injuries or accidents involving PSPI inflators of the type covered by this campaign, nor has its investigation identified a defect in these components.

Further, it says, laboratory tests on nearly 600 such inflators did not result in any failures.

The inflators affected by this campaign differ in design and construction from PSPI inflators used by other auto makers.

Affected by this recall are the following vehicles, provided they were purchased, ever registered or still registered in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and the territories of American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, Saipan and the U.S. Virgin Islands:

  • 2003-2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup
  • 2003-2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Pickup
  • 2003-2005 Dodge Ram 3500 Pickup
  • 2004-2005 Dodge Durango
  • 2005 Chrysler 300, 300C, SRT8
  • 2005 Dodge Magnum
  • 2005 Dodge Dakota Pickup

Affected customers will be notified beginning Feb. 8. Service will be performed free of charge.

This recall covers an estimated 69,668 vehicles also affected by the initial regional field action. The additional 5 states and 3 territories accounts for an incremental gain of approximately 139,115 vehicles.

The regional field action, which remains under way, affects 371,309 older-model vehicles in Florida, Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

A third similar action also is continuing, with Chrysler replacing passenger-side air bag inflators from a product-family code-named "SPI," in an estimated 149,150 model-year 2003 pickup trucks registered, ever registered or originally purchased in 7 states and 5 U.S. territories.

The third action covers 39,409 vehicles also affected by the initial regional field action. Affected customers will be notified beginning Jan. 19.

Chrysler Group is expanding a regional field action with a recall to replace front passenger-side air bag inflators in an estimated 208,783 older-model veh...

Dodge Journey vehicles recalled

Tire placard labels may contain inaccurate information

Chrysler Group is recalling 667 model year 2014-2015 Dodge Journey vehicles manufactured October 25, 2013, to August 22, 2014.

The vehicles may be equipped with tire placard labels which contain inaccurate seating capacity and occupant/cargo combined weight information. This could lead the operator to overload the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will install a correct tire placard label, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is P70.

Chrysler Group is recalling 667 model year 2014-2015 Dodge Journey vehicles manufactured October 25, 2013, to August 22, 2014. The vehicles may be equipp...

Chrysler recalls vans and Jeep Wranglers

The low tire pressure warning light could malfunction

Chrysler Group is recalling 10,390 model year 2014 Chrysler Town and Country and Dodge Grand Caravan vehicles manufactured March 20, 2014, to April 22, 2014, and 2014 Jeep Wrangler vehicles manufactured March 21, 2014, to April 22, 2014.

Due to a software error, the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) may fail to learn the locations of the individual sensors while the vehicle is being driven. As a result, the low tire pressure warning light will illuminate, despite the the tire pressures being within specification. Should one of the tires lose air pressure, the driver would not be notified of the change in air pressure. This could result in tire failure, increasing the risk of a crash.

Chrysler has notified owners, and dealers will reprogram the TPMS module, free of charge. The recall began on October 23, 2014.

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is P63.

Chrysler Group is recalling 10,390 model year 2014 Chrysler Town and Country and Dodge Grand Caravan vehicles manufactured March 20, 2014, to April 22, 201...

Chrysler recalls Ram ProMasters

The vehicles may have a defective tire pressure monitoring system

Chrysler Group is recalling 23,053 model year 2014 Ram ProMaster vehicles manufactured April 23, 2013, to August 22, 2014.

The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) in the affected vehicles may fail to learn the locations of the individual sensors while the vehicle is being driven. As a result, the low tire pressure warning light will illuminate, despite the the tire pressures being within specification. Should one of the tires lose air pressure, the driver would not be notified of the change in air pressure.

If the TPMS light illuminates because the sensors cannot be located, it could mask an actual low tire pressure condition, possibly resulting in tire failure, increasing the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the TPMS module with new software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in November 2014.

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is P62.

Chrysler Group is recalling 23,053 model year 2014 Ram ProMaster vehicles manufactured April 23, 2013, to August 22, 2014. The Tire Pressure Monitoring Sy...

Ram 2500, 3500, 4500, and 5500 trucks recalled

The electrical connectors of the diesel fuel heater may overheat

Chrysler Group is recalling 314,704 model year 2010-2014 Ram 2500, 3500, 4500, and 5500 trucks manufactured March 27, 2009, to September 5, 2013.

The electrical connectors of the diesel fuel heater in the affected vehicles may overheat causing the fuel heater to leak, increasing the risk of a fire.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the harness side connector with a silver plated beryllium copper terminal service kit, and inspect the fuel heater for leaks, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 5, 2014.

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is P65.

Chrysler Group is recalling 314,704 model year 2010-2014 Ram 2500, 3500, 4500, and 5500 trucks manufactured March 27, 2009, to September 5, 2013. The ele...

Two recalls issued for Dodge Durangos and Jeep Grand Cherokees

The problems involve air bags, steering and stability

Chrysler Group has issued two separate recalls for Dodge Durangos and Jeep Grand Cherokees.

In the first,126,772 model year 2014 Durangos manufactured June 2, 2013, to June 28, 2014, and 2014 Grand Cherokees manufactured October 30, 2012, to April 30, 2014, are being recalled.

Due to a fault within the Occupant Restraint Control (OCR) module, the frontal air bags, seat belt pretensioners, and side air bags may be disabled. The malfunction indicator light “MIL” should illuminate to initially warn drivers of a failure.

If these elements are disabled, there is an increased risk of injury to the vehicle occupants in the event of a crash that necessitates use of the passive restraint system.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ORC module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on December 8, 2014.

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is P67.

The second recall is for 132,223 model year 2014 Dodge Durango, and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured October 3, 2013, to April 11, 2014.

Due to an issue with the software for the Steering Column Control Module (SCCM), the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) may be disabled. If the ESC is disabled during certain driving situations, the driver may not be able to control the vehicle adequately, increasing the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the SCCM software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on December 5, 2014.

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is P64.

Chrysler Group has issued two separate recalls for Dodge Durangos and Jeep Grand Cherokees. In the first,126,772 model year 2014 Durangos manufactured Jun...

Chrysler recalls vehicles with electrical issue

The alternator may suddenly fail

Chrysler Group is recalling 434,581 model year 2011-2014 Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, Challenger, Durango, and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured June 17, 2010, to December 23, 2013, and equipped with a 3.6L engine and a 160 amp alternator.

The alternator may suddenly fail. If this happens the vehicle may stall without warning, increasing the risk of a crash.

Chrysler is expected to begin notifying owners of this recall on November 28, 2014. The remedy for this recall campaign is still under development.

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is P60.

Chrysler Group is recalling 434,581 model year 2011-2014 Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, Challenger, Durango, and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured Ju...

Chrysler recalls SRT Vipers

The frontal air bags may deploy with a lower velocity than designed for the actual seat position

Chrysler Group is recalling 1,624 model year 2013-2014 SRT Viper vehicles manufactured November 28, 2012, to June 26, 2014.

Due to inaccurate seat position sensors, the frontal air bags may deploy with a lower velocity than designed for the actual seat position. In the event of a vehicle crash necessitating air bag deployment, an air bag that deploys at a lower velocity than designed may increase the risk of personal injury.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will install a metal shim on the detection plate to correct the seat position sensor accuracy, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 24, 2014.

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403.Chrysler's number for this recall is P52.

Chrysler Group is recalling 1,624 model year 2013-2014 SRT Viper vehicles manufactured November 28, 2012, to June 26, 2014. Due to inaccurate seat positio...

Chrysler recalls vehicles with ignition key issues

The vehicles could lose windshield defroster and wiper functions

Chrysler Group is recalling an estimated 349,442 older-model vehicles to correct conditions that may cause ignition keys to become stuck or inadvertently move.

The company says the keys on certain model-year 2008 vehicles produced before May 12, 2008, may not return fully to the “ON” position after rotation to the “START” position during engine-startup. Instead, they may remain between the two positions. If this occurs, windshield defroster and wiper function may be lost. Air bag function is not affected.

Less probable, Chrysler says, is the prospect that an ignition key may not fully return to the “ON” position after rotation to the “START” position and may inadvertently move through the “ON” position to “ACCESSORY” or “OFF.” If this occurs, it may result in reduced braking power and a loss of engine power, power steering, and one or more of the vehicle’s safety features including front air bags.

The automaker says it is aware of a single minor accident that was possibly related to either condition, but that it is unaware of any related injuries.

Thousands of vehicles affected

The campaign is limited to 2008 Dodge Charger sedans, Dodge Magnum station wagons, Chrysler 300 sedans, Jeep Commander and Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs.

It covers an estimated 292,224 vehicles in the U.S.; 18,976 in Canada; 4,947 in Mexico; and 33,295 outside the NAFTA region.

All affected customers will be notified when they may schedule service, which will be provided at no cost to them. In the interim, they are advised to confirm their ignition keys are set in the “ON” position (1 o’clock) after starting their vehicles. This will assure engine power and intended functionality of all systems, including front air bags.

As a supplementary precaution, Chrysler is advising customers to detach their ignition keys from key rings and other keys.

Owners with questions may call Chrysler's customer information center at 1-800-853-1403.

Chrysler Group is recalling an estimated 349,442 older-model vehicles to correct conditions that may cause ignition keys to become stuck or inadvertently m...

Dodge Durangos and Jeep Grand Cherokees recalled

The fuel pump relay inside the Totally Integrated Power Module may fail

Chrysler Group is recalling 188,723 model year 2011 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured January 5, 2010, to July 20, 2011, and equipped with either a 3.6L or 5.7L engine.

The fuel pump relay inside the Totally Integrated Power Module (TIPM-7) may fail, causing the vehicle to stall without warning,increasing the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel pump relay with one external to the TIPM, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on October 24, 2014.

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is P54. 

Chrysler Group is recalling 188,723 model year 2011 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured January 5, 2010, to July 20, 2011, and equi...

Fiat 500L vehicles recalled

The driver's knee airbag may not deploy properly

Chrysler Group is recalling 25,483 model year 2014-2015 Fiat 500L vehicles manufactured March 3, 2012, to July 25, 2014.

Irregularities in the folding process during assembly of the driver's knee airbag may result in its improper deployment.  If the knee airbag does not deploy properly during a crash, there is an increased risk of driver injury.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's knee air bag, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in September 2014.

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is P42.

Chrysler Group is recalling 25,483 model year 2014-2015 Fiat 500L vehicles manufactured March 3, 2012, to July 25, 2014. Irregularities in the folding pro...

Chrysler is recalling 77,834 model year 2015 Chrysler 200s

A driver side door wiring harness could produce excessive heat

Chrysler Group is recalling 8 model year 2015 Chrysler 200 vehicles manufactured May 19, 2014, to June 21, 2014.

The recalled vehicles may have been built with a driver side door wiring harness of an insufficient wire gauge, resulting in excessive heat which may melt the wiring insulation. The resulting electrical short, could increase the risk of a fire.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the door wiring harness, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in September 2014.

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is P43.

Chrysler Group is recalling 8 model year 2015 Chrysler 200 vehicles manufactured May 19, 2014, to June 21, 2014. The recalled vehicles may have been buil...

Chrysler recalls Jeep Cherokee, Ram 1500 and Chrysler 200 vehicles

The rear shocks may detach from the vehicle at one end

Chrysler Group is recalling 15,956 model year 2014 Jeep Cherokee and Ram 1500 and 2015 Chrysler 200 vehicles. Due to an insufficient weld, the rear shocks may detach from the vehicle at one end and possibly damage other chassis components, the tire or result in reduced braking. Damage to the tire or reduced braking increases the risk of a vehicle crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the rear shocks and replace any affected ones, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in August 2014.

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is P37.

Chrysler Group is recalling 15,956 model year 2014 Jeep Cherokee and Ram 1500 and 2015 Chrysler 200 vehicles. Due to an insufficient weld, the rear shocks ...

Touring models of Chrysler 200 recalled

The wiring harnesses may not handle certain electrical loads

Chrysler Group is recalling an estimated 89 Touring models of the 2015 Chrysler 200, 8 of which are in the U.S, and the rest in Canada.

An investigation has found some vehicles built during a five-week production window were equipped with wiring harnesses that may not accommodate certain electrical loads, and may overheat.

The company says it is unaware of any related injuries, accidents or complaints.

Owners will be advised by mail when they may schedule service, which will be performed at no cost to them.

Owners with questions may call Chrysler's customer information center at 1-800-853-1403.

Chrysler Group is recalling an estimated 89 Touring models of the 2015 Chrysler 200, 8 of which are in the U.S, and the rest in Canada. An investigation ...

Chrysler recalls vehicles with ignition switch issues

The ignition switch could move out of the run position, turning off the engine

Chrysler Group is recalling 525,206 model year 2009-2010 Dodge Journey vehicles manufactured June 29, 2007, to June 17, 2010, and 2008-2010 Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country vehicles manufactured January 26, 2007, to June 17, 2010.

Road conditions or some other jarring event may cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position, turning off the engine.

If the engine turns off, various key safety systems -- including but not limited to air bags, power steering, and power braking -- would be depowered. Loss of functionality of these systems may increase the risk of crash and/or increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will modify the ignition switch, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is L25.  

Chrysler Group is recalling 525,206 model year 2009-2010 Dodge Journey vehicles manufactured June 29, 2007, to June 17, 2010, and 2008-2010 Dodge Grand Car...

Chrysler recalls vehicles with ignition switch issue

The defect can affect the safe operation of the airbag system

Chrysler Group is recalling 438,109  model year 2009-2010 Dodge Journey vehicles manufactured June 29, 2007, to June 17, 2010, and 2008-2010 Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country vehicles manufactured January 26, 2007, to June 17, 2010.

Road conditions or some other jarring event may cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position, turning off the engine.

If the ignition key inadvertently moves into the OFF or ACCESSORY position, the engine will turn off, which will then depower various key safety systems including but not limited to air bags, power steering, and power braking. Loss of functionality of these systems may increase the risk of crash and/or increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

Until this recall is performed, customers should remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key. The key fob (if applicable), should also be removed from the key ring.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will modify the ignition switch, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is L25.

 

Chrysler Group is recalling 438,109 model year 2009-2010 Dodge Journey vehicles manufactured June 29, 2007, to June 17, 2010, and 2008-2010 Dodge Grand Ca...

Fiat 500e Battery Electric Vehicles recalled

Coolant could leak into areas of the high voltage circuitry

Chrysler Group is recalling 4,141 model year 2013-2014 Fiat 500e Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) manufactured September 24, 2012, through April 4, 2014.

The affected vehicles have cooling plates for the Power Inverter Module (PIM) that may leak coolant into areas of the high voltage circuitry, resulting a short circuit that could cause the related service fuse to blow.

If the service fuse blows, the vehicle would have a loss of propulsion while driving, increasing the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the PIM, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in June 2014.

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is P23.

Chrysler Group is recalling 4,141 model year 2013-2014 Fiat 500e Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) vehicles manufactured September 24, 2012, through April 4,...

Chrysler recalls Dodge Durangos and Jeep Cherokees

The vehicles have cruise control issues

Chrysler Group is recalling 6,120 model year 2014 Dodge Durango vehicles manufactured January 16, 2014 to April 8, 2014, Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured January 16, 2014, to April 8, 2014; Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT vehicles manufactured February 3, 2014, to April 8, 2014; and Jeep Cherokee vehicles manufactured March 6, 2014, to April 17, 2014.

When the adaptive cruise control is engaged and the driver presses the accelerator pedal to increase the vehicle's speed more than the cruise control system would on its own, the vehicle may continue to accelerate briefly after the accelerator pedal is released.

The unintended continued acceleration may increase the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will re-flash the Driver Assistance System Module (DASM), free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in June 2014.

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is P31.

Chrysler Group is recalling 6,120 model year 2014 Dodge Durango vehicles manufactured January 16, 2014 to April 8, 2014, Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manuf...

Chrysler recalls Town and Country and Dodge Grand Caravan vehicles

The vent window switch in the driver's door armrest may overheat

Chrysler Group is recalling 644,850 model year 2010-2014 Chrysler Town and Country and Dodge Grand Caravan vehicles manufactured August 25, 2010, through October 31, 2013.

The vent window switch in the driver's door armrest may overheat, resulting in a vehicle fire.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the vent window switch with a newer version, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in June 2014.

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is P25.

Chrysler Group is recalling 644,850 model year 2010-2014 Chrysler Town and Country and Dodge Grand Caravan vehicles manufactured August 25, 2010, through O...

Ram 1500 4x4s recalled

The park pawl not properly engaging when the transmission is in the "Park" position

Chrysler Group is recalling 125 model year 2014 Ram 1500 4x4 vehicles manufactured January 24, 2014, through February 5, 2014.

The transmission case in the affected vehicles may have been improperly machined which can result in the park pawl not properly engaging when the transmission is in the “Park” position.

If the park pawl does not properly engage, the vehicle may roll away, increasing the risk of a crash and occupant or pedestrian injuries.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the transmission -- as necessary -- free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in May 2014.

Owners may contract Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is P13.

Chrysler Group is recalling 125 model year 2014 Ram 1500 4x4 vehicles manufactured January 24, 2014, through February 5, 2014. The transmission case in t...

Chrysler recalls Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos

Freezing water could limit the braking ability of the vehicles

Chrysler Group is recalling 644,354 model year 2011-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango vehicles manufactured from January 5, 2010, through September 8, 2013.

The vehicles being recalled have a brake booster with a center shell that may corrode and allow water to get inside. The water inside could freeze and limit the braking ability of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will add a water diverter shield to the booster after the booster has been tested to confirm it can hold an acceptable amount of vacuum pressure. If the booster inspection confirms an unacceptable loss of vacuum pressure, the booster will be replaced. Repairs will be made free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin in May 2014.

Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's recall campaign number is P14.

Chrysler Group is recalling 644,354 model year 2011-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango vehicles manufactured from January 5, 2010, through Septemb...

Chrysler recalls Dodge Chargers with headlight problems

Sub-harness for the headlights may overheat and cause the low beam headlights to go out

Chrysler Group is recalling 43,452 model year 2011-2012 Dodge Charger vehicles manufactured May 20, 2010, through November 8, 2011, and equipped with halogen headlamps.

In the affected vehicles, a sub-harness for the headlights may overheat and cause the low beam headlights to go out. Loss of headlights reduces the driver's visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the headlamp jumper harnesses and bulbs, or the headlamp assemblies, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in April 2014.

Owners may contract Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number associated with this recall is P08.

Chrysler Group is recalling 43,452 model year 2011-2012 Dodge Charger vehicles manufactured May 20, 2010, through November 8, 2011, and equipped with halog...

Chrysler recalls Dodge Durangos and Jeep Grand Cherokees

The driver may experience a hard brake pedal feel

Chrysler Group is recalling 18,690 model year 2012-2013 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured October 11, 2011, through October 1, 2012.

Under certain braking events, the Ready Alert Braking System (RAB) may result in the driver experiencing a hard brake pedal feel. If the driver experiences a hard brake pedal, the driver may not push the pedal as intended, lengthening the distance needed to stop the vehicle and increasing the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the ABS module software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in March 2014.

Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number associated with this recall is P05.

Chrysler Group is recalling 18,690 model year 2012-2013 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured October 11, 2011, through October 1, 2...

Fiat 500Ls recalled to fix transmission glitch

Moving the shift lever may have no effect on the transmission

Chrysler Group LLC is recalling selected 2014 Fiat 500L vehicles. The company said that "moving the transmission shift lever may have a delayed effect or no effect on selecting a transmission gear."

This could keep the car from shifting out of Park or cause it to move in an unintended direction. Chrysler said it had received more than 100 complaints about the problem but doesn't know of any accidents of injuries.
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the shifter module or update the shifter software, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in April 2014.
Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number associated with this recall is P06.
Chrysler Group LLC is recalling selected 2014 Fiat 500L vehicles. The company said that "moving the transmission shift lever may have a delayed effect or n...

Chrysler recalls Ram ProMasters

The accelerator pedal may get stuck

Chrysler Group is recalling 7,935 model year 2014 Ram ProMaster vehicles manufactured July 1, 2013, through December 10, 2013.

If the accelerator pedal in the affected vehicles is pushed downward at a certain angle, it may get stuck in the wide open throttle position due to interference with the accelerator pedal stopper. A stuck accelerator pedal can result in uncontrolled acceleration, increasing the risk of a crash.

These vehicles are equipped with a brake override system. In the event a pedal is trapped, pushing on the brake pedal will brake the vehicle and enable the driver to slow and stop and turn off the vehicle.

Chrysler will notify owners and dealers will replace the accelerator pedal stopper with a larger one, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in March 2014.

Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is P02.  

Chrysler Group is recalling 7,935 model year 2014 Ram ProMaster vehicles manufactured July 1, 2013, through December 10, 2013. If the accelerator pedal i...

Chrysler recalls AWD vehicles

The transmission output shaft may fracture

Chrysler Group is recalling 4,194 model year 2013 Chrysler 300 AWD, Dodge Charger AWD, and Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 vehicles equipped with ZF all wheel drive ("AWD") 8HP45 transmissions.

In the affected vehicles, the transmission output shaft may fracture, resulting in a loss of power, which could increase the risk of a crash. Additionally, if the parking brake is not applied before exiting the vehicle, the vehicle may roll away despite the transmission being placed in 'Park'.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the transmissions, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is to begin in January 2014.

Customers may contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's recall number is N65.

Chrysler Group is recalling 4,194 model year 2013 Chrysler 300 AWD, Dodge Charger AWD, and Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 vehicles equipped with ZF all wheel drive ("...

Chrysler recalls Dodge Darts

The front seat mounted side airbags may not be installed properly

Chrysler Group is recalling 374 model year 2013 Dodge Dart vehicles manufactured May 10, 2013, through August 24, 2013 and equipped with the Mopar 13 trim package.

In the affected vehicles, the front seat mounted side airbags (SAB) may not have been properly installed into the seat. In the event of a crash, the SABs may fail to deploy as intended, increasing the risk of injury.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the SAB installation and re-install them as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2013.

Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N61.

Chrysler Group is recalling 374 model year 2013 Dodge Dart vehicles manufactured May 10, 2013, through August 24, 2013 and equipped with the Mopar 13 trim ...

Chrysler recalls nearly 1 million RAM trucks

A tie rod assembly problem could result in a loss of steering control

Chrysler has announced two recalls of RAM trucks totaling nearly 1 million vehicles.

In the first instance, the automaker is recalling about 707,176 model year 2003-2008 Dodge RAM 2500 4x4 and 3500 4x4, model year 2007-2008 Dodge RAM 3500 4x2 Cab Chassis and model year 2006-2008 Dodge RAM 1500 Mega Cab 4x4 trucks manufactured February 12, 2002, through February 13, 2008.

The second recall involves some 265,044 model year 2008-2012 RAM 2500 4X4 and 3500 4X4 trucks.

In both cases, the left tie rod assembly may break, which could result in a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the steering linkage and install a new left tie rod assembly, as needed, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2013.

Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Chrysler's recall campaign numbers are N62 and N49, respectively.

Chrysler has announced two recalls of RAM trucks totaling nearly 1 million vehicles. In the first instance, the automaker is recalling about 707,176 model...

RAM 1500, 2500 and 3500 trucks recalled

The warning lights in the instrument cluster may fail to illuminate as designed

Chrysler Group LLC is recalling 8,370 model year 2014 RAM 1500, 2500, and 3500 trucks manufactured July 1, 2013, through August 22, 2013.

Randomly, the warning lights in the instrument cluster may fail to illuminate as designed. Inoperative warning lights may not properly warn the driver of vehicle problems, increasing the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the instrument cluster software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in late November 2013.

Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N59.

Chrysler Group LLC is recalling 8,370 model year 2014 RAM 1500, 2500, and 3500 trucks manufactured July 1, 2013, through August 22, 2013. Randomly, the w...

Chrysler recalls RAM trucks

The left tie rod assembly may break

Chrysler Group LLC is recalling 36,710 model year 2008-2012 RAM 4500 and 5500 trucks manufactured February 20, 2007, through December 22, 2012.

The left tie rod assembly may break. A failure of the tie rod assembly may result in a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will install a new left tie rod assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2013.

Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N63.

Chrysler Group LLC is recalling 36,710 model year 2008-2012 RAM 4500 and 5500 trucks manufactured February 20, 2007, through December 22, 2012. The left ...

Chrysler recalls Fiat 500e electric vehicles

The half shaft joints may loosen and separate, increasing the risk of a crash

Chrysler is recalling 491 model year 2013 Fiat 500e electric vehicles manufactured December 16, 2012, through August 13, 2013.

The half shaft joints may loosen and separate causing noise and a loss of driving capability. A loss of driving capability increases the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners and Fiat dealers will replace the fasteners attaching the half shaft inboard joints, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in August 2013.

Owners may contact Fiat at 1-888-242-6342. Chrysler's recall number is N51.

Chrysler is recalling 491 model year 2013 Fiat 500e electric vehicles manufactured December 16, 2012, through August 13, 2013. The half shaft joints may ...

Chrysler recalls RAM 3500 trucks

There may be a loss of power transfer through the transmission to the wheels

Chrysler is recalling 85 model year 2012 RAM 3500 trucks manufactured May 4, 2012, through August 7, 2012; and model year 2012 RAM 4500 and 5500 trucks manufactured May 3, 2012, through August 7, 2012.

Due to a loose snap ring inside the transmission, there may be a loss of power transfer through the transmission to the wheels which could increase the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the transmission assembly free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in September 2013.

Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N50.

Chrysler is recalling 85 model year 2012 RAM 3500 trucks manufactured May 4, 2012, through August 7, 2012; and model year 2012 RAM 4500 and 5500 trucks man...

Chrysler recalls T & C, Dodge Grand Caravan vehicles

Incorrect software may affect air bag deployments

Chrysler is recalling 184 model year 2013 Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan vehicles manufactured June 11, 2013, through June 12, 2013.

The occupant restraint control module (ORC) has incorrect software installed which may adversely affect air bag deployments in collisions. An air bag that does not deploy, or deploys improperly, may increase the risk of injury.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ORC module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in August 2013.

Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N48.

Chrysler is recalling 184 model year 2013 Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan vehicles manufactured June 11, 2013, through June 12, 2013. The occupant...

RAM 4500 and 5500 trucks recalled

A potential steering problem could increase the risk of a crash

Chrysler is recalling 1,058 model year 2013 RAM 4500 and 5500 trucks manufactured January 22, 2013, through March 8, 2013.

An incorrect bolt may have been used to attach the track bar to the frame. The incorrect attaching bolt may break or fall out, resulting in the vehicle suddenly pulling to one side, increasing the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the track bar fasteners, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in August 2013.

Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N41.

Chrysler is recalling 1,058 model year 2013 RAM 4500 and 5500 trucks manufactured January 22, 2013, through March 8, 2013. An incorrect bolt may have bee...

Grand Cherokees recalled

Electrical spikes may cause the parking lamps to turn off

Chrysler is recalling 4,458 model year 2014, non-SRT trimmed, Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured January 14, 2013, through March 20, 2013 equipped with premium headlamps.

When switching between daytime running lights and parking lights, electrical spikes may cause the parking lamps to turn off. Without parking lamps, the vehicle may not be as visible to other vehicles, increasing the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the Central Body Controller software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in August 2013.

Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N42.

Chrysler is recalling 4,458 model year 2014, non-SRT trimmed, Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured January 14, 2013, through March 20, 2013 equipped with p...

Ram 1500 trucks recalled

There may be a problem with the Electronic Stability Control system

Chrysler is recalling 45,961 model year 2013 RAM 1500 4x4 trucks manufactured June 26, 2012, through February 5, 2013.

Due to a software issue with the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) module, the ESC system may be disabled when the vehicle is started. A disabled ESC system may result in loss of directional control, increasing the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the ESC module software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in August 2013.

Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N37.

Chrysler is recalling 45,961 model year 2013 RAM 1500 4x4 trucks manufactured June 26, 2012, through February 5, 2013. Due to a software issue with the E...

Chrysler recalls vehicles with rear passenger head restraint problems

Failure of the restraint to deploy could increase the risk of injury

Chrysler is recalling 442,481 vehicles as follows:

  • model year 2011-2013 Sebring and 200 vehicles manufactured June 28, 2011, through December 13, 2012;
  • model year 2011-2013 Dodge Avenger vehicles manufactured June 25, 2011, through January 14, 2013;
  • model year 2011-2012 Dodge Nitro vehicles manufactured June 17, 2011, through December 15, 2011; and
  • model year 2011-2012 Jeep Liberty vehicles manufactured June 17, 2011, through August 15, 2012.

Electrical over-stress of a resistor in the occupant restraint control module may lead to the non-deployment of the active head restraints during a rear impact collision. In the event of a crash necessitating the deployment of the active head restraints , their non-deployment could increase the risk of injury.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will flash the Totally Integrated Power Module (TIPM) or replace the occupant restraint control module, as needed, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in August 2013.

Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N38.

Chrysler is recalling 442,481 vehicles as follows: model year 2011-2013 Sebring and 200 vehicles manufactured June 28, 2011, through December 13, 2012; m...

Chrysler recalling minivans to fix airbag problem

Side airbags deploy on the wrong side because of a defective part

Chrysler Group LLC says it will recall approximately 282,000 model-year 2013 minivans worldwide to correct airbag-control software.

Chrysler said that following a customer complaint, it launched an investigation that determined the affected minivans are equipped with a component inadvertently programmed to deploy side airbags on the opposing side of the vehicle. Side airbags are intended to deploy on the side of the vehicle that corresponds with the impact.

Front-row airbags that deploy from the steering wheel and passenger-side dashboard are unaffected.

The component will be reprogrammed at no cost to customers. 

Chrysler Group is aware of three related accidents and one minor injury.

Affected models are the Dodge Grand Caravan, Chrysler Town & Country and Ram Cargo Van. The campaign involves 224,000 vehicles in the U.S.; 49,300 in Canada; 2,900 in Mexico and 5,300 outside North America. 

Chrysler Group will notify affected customers. Questions or concerns can be addressed by calling 1-800-853-1403.

Chrysler Group LLC says it will recall approximately 282,000 model-year 2013 minivans worldwide to correct airbag-control software.Chrysler said that follo...

Ram trucks with lighting problems recalled

The trucks have turn signal indicator and headlamp glitches

Chrysler is recalling several Ram trucks because of problems in their lighting systems.

The first involves 30,197 model year 2013 Ram 1500, 2500, and 3500 trucks manufactured September 9, 2012, through March 5, 2013, and equipped with optional premium tail lamps.

The turn signal indicator in the affected vehicles may not flash at a double rate to give a notification to the driver of a turn signal malfunction. Without a warning that the turn signal is malfunctioning, the driver would continue to use the vehicle, unaware that other drivers on the road are not being notified that the vehicle is turning, increasing the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the Central Body Controller software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in July 2013.

Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N35.

Second recall

The second recall is for 1,253 model year 2013 Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks manufactured January 7, 2013, through February 28, 2013, and equipped with optional premium headlamps.

The headlamp shutters may function improperly when in high-beam mode. Improper headlight shutter function during high beam use may reduce the drivers visibility and possibly blind oncoming traffic. Either condition may increase the risk of crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will reconfigure the Central Body Controller, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in July 2013.

Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N33.

Chrysler is recalling several Ram trucks because of problems in their lighting systems. The first involves 30,197 model year 2013 Ram 1500, 2500, and 3500 ...

Chrysler recalls Dodge Darts

The vehicles may experience an engine stall

Chrysler is recalling 12,907 model year 2013 Dodge Dart vehicles manufactured March 1, 2012, through February 28, 2013 and equipped with a 1.4L MultiAir turbo engine and dual dry clutch transmission.

The vehicles may experience an engine stall when the temperature is 20 degrees Fahrenheit or colder. An engine stall when the vehicle is being driven could increase the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the powertrain control module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in June 2013.

Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N32.

Chrysler is recalling 12,907 model year 2013 Dodge Dart vehicles manufactured March 1, 2012, through February 28, 2013 and equipped with a 1.4L MultiAir tu...

Chrysler recalls 2012 Jeep Wranglers with right-hand drive

A broken electrical circuit could keep an airbag from deploying

Chrysler Group is recalling 5,440 model year 2008-2012 Jeep Wrangler right-hand drive vehicles manufactured February 1, 2007, through October 10, 2011.

The affected vehicles have airbag clockspring assemblies that could experience broken airbag circuits. In the event of a crash necessitating airbag deployment, a broken electrical circuit in the airbag clockspring wiring assembly can lead to non-deployment of the driver-side frontal airbag and will not be able to properly protect the driver, increasing the risk of injuries.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the clockspring and add a steering wheel dust shield, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 2013.

Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Chrysler's recall campaign number is M31.

Chrysler Group is recalling 5,440 model year 2008-2012 Jeep Wrangler right-hand drive vehicles manufactured February 1, 2007, through October 10, 2011. T...

Chrysler recalls model year 2013 RAM 1500 trucks

The windshield defrosting system could malfunction

Chrysler Group is recalling 498 model year 2013 RAM 1500 trucks manufactured June 25, 2012, through December 12, 2012.

The coolant bypass valve in the affected vehicles may stick in a position that does not allow coolant to flow into the heater core. Thus, these vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Vehicle Motor Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 103, "Windshield Defrosting and Defogging Systems."

Without a properly working windshield defrosting system, a buildup of moisture or ice could limit the driver's ability to see, increasing the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace replace the suspect coolant valves along with an updated calibration, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in June 2013.

Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N25.

Chrysler Group is recalling 498 model year 2013 RAM 1500 trucks manufactured June 25, 2012, through December 12, 2012. The coolant bypass valve in the af...

Dodge recalls Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks

Excessive heat under the engine cover may result in an under hood fire

Chrysler is recalling 6.143 model year 2013 Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks manufactured January 7, 2013, through March 6, 2013.

The engine cover may trap an excessive amount of heat under the cover, which could result in an under hood fire.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the existing engine cover with one that is a different design, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during May 2013.

Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N19.

Chrysler is recalling 6.143 model year 2013 Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks manufactured January 7, 2013, through March 6, 2013. The engine cover may trap...

Chrysler 300s, Dodge Challengers and Dodge Chargers recalled

Seat side-airbags may malfunction

Chrysler is recalling as many as 119,497 model year 2011-2012 Chrysler 300, Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger vehicles manufactured April 11, 2011, through December 14, 2011.

The vehicles may have improperly sized terminal crimps on the seat side-airbag wiring harness which may cause the seat side-airbags to malfunction and illuminate the airbag warning light. In the event of a crash necessitating airbag deployment the airbags may not operate as designed, increasing the risk of injury.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace both driver and passenger seat airbag wiring harnesses, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during April 2013.

Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N07.

Chrysler is recalling as many as 119,497 model year 2011-2012 Chrysler 300, Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger vehicles manufactured April 11, 2011, throug...

Jeep Patriots and Compasses recalled

A fuel transfer issue could cause the vehicle to stall

Chrysler is recalling about 20,532 model year 2012 Jeep Patriot and Compass vehicles manufactured October 18, 2011, through May 7, 2012.

Due to an incorrectly manufactured transfer tube, the transfer of fuel from the secondary side to the primary side of the fuel tank may be interrupted, causing the engine to stall. If the engine stalls while the vehicle is being driven, the risk of a crash may be increased.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel tank transfer tube free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during May 2013.

Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N17.

Chrysler is recalling about 20,532 model year 2012 Jeep Patriot and Compass vehicles manufactured October 18, 2011, through May 7, 2012. Due to an incor...

Dodge Nitro and Jeep Liberty vehicles recalled

A potential drive shaft problem increases the risk of a crash

Chrysler is recalling about 61,400 model year 2007-2008 Dodge Nitro 4X2 vehicles manufactured March 21, 2006, through March 1, 2008; and 2008 Jeep Liberty 4X2 vehicles manufactured February 15, 2007, through March 1, 2008.

The transfer case heat shield may drop down and rub on the drive shaft, weakening it and potentially causing the drive shaft to break. That could cause a section of it to strike the transfer case tunnel with enough force that the airbag computer will believe the vehicle is in a crash and thus deploy the airbags. Additionally, the drive shaft failure will result in a loss of motive power. Either condition may increase the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will add a bracket to support the rear of the heat shield, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during May 2013.

Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753.

Chrysler is recalling about 61,400 model year 2007-2008 Dodge Nitro 4X2 vehicles manufactured March 21, 2006, through March 1, 2008; and 2008 Jeep Liberty...

Dodge Challengers recalled

An electrical short circuit cold pose a fire hazard

Chrysler is recalling 4,051 model year 2013 Dodge Challenger vehicles manufactured from December 3, 2012, through January 24, 2013, and equipped with a V6 engine.

The battery positive cable at the starter motor may experience an electrical short circuit to ground. A short circuit could lead to a vehicle fire.

Chrysler has began notifying owners and ad advising them to stop driving their vehicles immediately and contact their dealers. Chrysler Group further advises affected owners not to park their vehicles in, or near, any structures.

Dealers will replace the under hood starter cable assembly, free of charge. The recall notification began on March 20, 2013.

Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753.

Chrysler is recalling 4,051 model year 2013 Dodge Challenger vehicles manufactured from December 3, 2012, through January 24, 2013 and equipped with a V6 e...

Chrysler 200s and Dodge Avengers recalled

The gas tank could leak, posing the risk of a fire

Chrysler is recalling model year 2013 Chrysler 200 and Dodge Avenger vehicles manufactured from October 30, 2012, through November 2, 2012.

These vehicles may have a gas tank that has a broken control valve in the fuel tank assembly, which may lead to an engine stall or fuel leakage. An engine stall while driving could contribute to a vehicle crash. Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the fuel tank assembly and replace any affected control valves, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during March 2013.

Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753.

Chrysler is recalling model year 2013 Chrysler 200 and Dodge Avenger vehicles manufactured from October 30, 2012, through November 2, 2012. These vehicle...

Chrysler recalls a variety of pickup trucks, SUVs

The rear axle could lock up and cause a loss of vehicle control

Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2009-2012 Ram 1500 trucks manufactured from February 27, 2008, through June 30, 2009, and from December 1, 2009, through October 20, 2011; model year 2009-2011 Dodge Dakota trucks manufactured from February 27, 2007, through June 30, 2009, and from December 1, 2009, through September 30, 2011; model year 2009 Chrysler Aspen trucks manufactured from January 3, 2008, through December 18, 2008; and model year 2009 Dodge Durango trucks manufactured from January 3, 2008, through December 18, 2008.

The rear axle pinion nut may loosen due to a omission of an adhesive patch. If the rear axle pinion nut loosens, the axle can lock up and cause a loss of vehicle control and/or a vehicle crash with little warning.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will install a pinion nut retainer, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during March 2013.

Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753.

Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2009-2012 Ram 1500 trucks manufactured from February 27, 2008, through June 30, 2009, and from December 1, 2009, t...

Chrysler Recalling Ram, Dodge Dakota Trucks

A rear axle pinion nut could loosen, causing lack of control and a crash

Chrysler is recalling 44,300 model year 2009-2010, Ram 1500 and Dodge Dakota trucks, manufactured from July 1, 2009, through November 30, 2009, because a rear axle pinion nut may loosen due to a lack of adhesive.

If the rear axle pinion nut loosens, the axle can lock up and cause a loss of vehicle control and/or a vehicle crash with little warning.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will install a pinion nut retainer, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in November.

Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753.

Chrysler is recalling 44,300 model year 2009-2010, Ram 1500 and Dodge Dakota trucks, manufactured from July 1, 2009, through November 30, 2009, because a r...

Jeep Recalls 2010 Wranglers

Potential fire hazard

Chrysler Group is recalling 2010 Jeep Wranglers equipped with an automatic transmission.  
 
The company said that the transmission skid plate can collect leaves and other debris, which can ignite and start a fire.
 
Chrysler will notify owners and dealers will replace the skid plate free of charge. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403. The recall number is M22.
 
 
Chrysler Group is recalling 2010 Jeep Wranglers equipped with an automatic transmission.   The company said that the transmission skid plat...

Chrysler Recalls 2012 Chryser, Dodge Vans

Liftgate pinch sensor may not work properly

Chrysler Group is recalling 2012 model-year Chrysler Town and Country and Dodge Grand Caravan vans. 

The company said some vehicles may have a right-side liftgate pinch sensor that doesn't work properly. AS a result, the power liftgate could close on an appendage.

Chrysler will notify owners and dealers will inspect and replace the pinch sensor. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403.

Vehicle Make / Model:   Model Year(s):
     CHRYSLER / TOWN AND COUNTRY   2012
     DODGE / GRAND CARAVAN   2012
Manufacturer: CHRYSLER GROUP LLCMfr's Report Date: MAY 01, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V191000NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Chrysler Group is recalling 2012 model-year Chrysler Town and Country and Dodge Grand Caravan vans. The company said some vehicles may have a right-...

Chrysler Recalls 2011-12 Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger

ABS, ECS power supply may overheat

Chrysler is recalling about 120,000 Chrysler 300s and Dodge Chargers from the 2011-12 model years to fix a problem with the power distribution system for the anti-lock braking and electronic stability control systems. 

The company said the power distribution system can overheat, which could cause the braking and stability control systems to fail. 

Chrysler will notify owners and dealers will relocate the power system free of charge to avoid the overheating problem. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403 about Recall No. M10.

Vehicle Make / Model:   Model Year(s):
     CHRYSLER / 300   2011-2012
     DODGE / CHARGER   2011-2012
Manufacturer: CHRYSLER GROUP LLCMfr's Report Date: MAY 01, 2012
Chrysler is recalling about 120,000 Chrysler 300s and Dodge Chargers from the 2011-12 model years to fix a problem with the power distribution system for t...

Chrysler Premiers New Ads in NCAA Finals

The second half of Chrysler's "Halftime in America" marketing campaign is now making the rounds in the American living room

As the Kentucky Wildcats shut down Kansas for this year’s title, some new Chrysler ads were playing on the screens of Final Four watchers around the country. News from the automaker’s marketing offices and from affiliated dealers shows Chrysler is also set to roll out the second half of its “Halftime in America” campaign in other televised events like the NASCAR season, as well as the Stanley Cup and the popular tv series “Mad Men.” The new ad play is a concentrated effort to tie in Chrysler products with the people that buy them, and the America in which they live.

Is it working? A ConsumerAffairs sentiment analysis of 990,000 consumer comments on Twitter, Facebook and other social media over the last year finds the company, now part of Italian automaker Fiat, with an overall positive sentiment of 51%, way up from its nadir of 23% last June.  

 

The first part of Chrysler’s ad campaign featured Clint Eastwood on screen during the NFL Superbowl and generated some debate about the politics of the spots, including speculation on how auto makers are reacting to the industry bail-outs of years past. Now, Chrysler is switching the camera from celebrities to “folks like us,” attempting to give viewers a picture of some of the brand loyalists who buy Chrysler products. There’s also a “Made in America” theme running through the ads, a pull for Detroit and for the domestic automakers as the American economy continues to rebound.

The new ads are comprised of four individual spots, each featuring a family, where a family member provides an intimate voice-over as a Chrysler vehicle roves the streets of quintessentially American small towns and cities. There’s “Steven” and the Chrysler 300, “Jenny” and the Jeep Wrangler, “Shaun” and the Dodge Challenger, and “Tommy” and the Ram truck; in each ad, an authentic voice talks emotionally about family ties, the challenges of modern American life, and the will to persevere and care for loved ones. Unlike many of today’s tv spots, these ads read almost poetically, and not in the zany-kitsch or even bordering-on-mockery style of other wordsmithing commercials (like those weird Levi’s ads), but as an ode to the people who make those Jeeps, Chryslers and Dodges their own.

While not everyone likes the commercials, they're one of the top five positive attributes we found in our consumer sentiment analysis.

If you're wondering about the other attributes, further analysis finds that "faster in America" generally refers to U.S. consumers feeling that the Chrysler-Fiat duo is rolling out new models faster in the U.S. and is being more responsive to the American market.  By "look," consumers are saying they like the sporty Italian look of the new Chrysler models. The "rev up city" comments are consumers -- Detroiters, maybe? -- who are enthused by Chrysler's new "Imported from Detroit" tagline, finding it a helping hand to a city that's been down on its luck a long time.

As for "building," that's not fans of New York's Chrysler Building, it's gearheads who think Chrysler is building some pretty fine cars, with good workmanship and attention to detail. The negative attributes are pretty self-explanatory and, in many cases, have more to do with consumers' dealer experience than with the company itself. 

Despite its share of recalls within the last year, the numbers show that there are quite a lot of Chrysler fan around these days; a ConsumerAffairs.com story from January showed big gains in vehicle registrations for the brands, citing an Edmunds.com staffer who attributed at least part of the boom to the original first part of the “Halftime in America” ad campaign, calling it “a good comeback story” that Americans can latch onto in a more than superficial way as they browse local lots for a new ride. Chrysler execs are hoping that these ads bring shoppers close enough to the new lineup to see what their new vehicles have to offer, from new off-roading features and more technology in Jeep models, to classy sedans, hot-rod Dodge street cars, and tough, capable Ram trucks. Despite being fused with Italian carmaker Fiat, Chrysler still hopes to keep its uniquely American appeal alive for another generation of drivers.

 

The new ads began during the 2012 Superbowl, will now run in other high profile sports venues like NASCAR coverage...

Dodge Presents New 2012 Challenger Model

New 2012 Dodge Challenger Rallye Redeye adds more style and presence to an already popular lineup

Dodge, an auto maker that likes to think it's known for sporty, extravagant designs, unveiled yet another version of a new-wave muscle car at the recent Spring Festival of LXs in Irvine, California. The 2012 Dodge Challenger Rallye Redeye, which is due to hit stores later this spring, retails for under $30,000 and offers its own unique style and engineering for a specific kind of driver who values both performance and curb appeal.

Red striping on the outside and 20-inch pitch black wheels help make the 2012 Dodge Challenger Rallye Redeye look sharp, and a two-tiered contour design with a small rear spoiler helps to accent the kind of style that drives modern buyers to cars like the Dodge Charger and Challenger – new photos from InsideLine show more of the model’s interior and exterior style, like an ultramodern metal Mopar shifter (as well as die-cast zinc paddle shifters mounted on the steering wheel) and bar style brake lighting on the back of the car where the red stripe ends.

As for performance, Dodge endowed the 2012 Dodge Challenger Rallye Redeye with a 305 hp Pentastar V6 engine with VVT. This car also gets a performance-tuned suspension with innovative shocks, and sway bar design that helps with cornering, as well as top-of-the-line high-performance disc brakes with dual-piston front calipers and, of course, vented rotors.

Dodge jammed a lot of technology into this model; the Challenger Rallye Redeye model gets all of the conventional gear inside other Challenger models, including hands-free technology, premium auto, keyless entry and other conveniences along with serious ask them satellite radio and a wealth of drive technology.

The opportunity to gaze on this new Dodge Chrysler offer inspires a broader review of what our readers have to say about a line of cars that, if nothing else, will look terrific in your driveway. When it comes to consumer reviews of Dodge products like the new Charger and Challenger models, ConsumerAffairs has received some diverse complaints, many of them related to issues like VIN number and mileage exclusions for recalls of many Dodge models in years past. There’s also a single report of spontaneous combustion, and some complaints about local dealerships. As for the recalls, ConsumerAffairs covered some recall activity last year, and we also took a look at a new Dodge Dart model meant to garner some attention in the small car segment.

Since recent reports don’t indicate a lack of demand for these kinds of Dodge products, it’s likely that the new Challenger Rallye Redeye is one more step in the auto maker’s continuing strategy of supplying the gearheads of North America with products that, while they may sport direct injection systems instead of old-fashioned carburators, still look a little like the road-pounding machines of times past. When test driving these high-powered cars at your local dealer’s lot, be sure to ask about all current incentives and rebates, as well as insurance ratings for these flashy models.

By rolling out products like the 2012 Challenger Rallye Redeye, Dodge caters to its fast-car customer base...

Chrysler Diversifies Its Certified Pre-Owned Selection

New plan could offer bigger selection of certified used cars to shoppers

Fiat 500

A new initiative by Chrysler will allow the car maker’s dealerships to sell certified pre-owned cars from competing companies. Chrysler says its Fiat dealerships will now back a used vehicle of various non-Chrysler brands. Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram dealerships are expected to follow suit in 60 days.

Chrysler dealers won’t just be slapping a certification on any pre-owned car or truck; reports from CNN Money and other sources show that vehicles meeting Chrysler’s criteria will need to be late-model buys newer than the 2008 model year, with less than 48,000 miles on the odometer. After a full inspection, Chrysler will give passing vehicles a 5-year, 60,000-mile warranty.

Though hawking competitors’ wares might not make sense on its face, industry analysts suggest that the program can help Chrysler in two main ways -- first, by allowing dealers to offer more for trade-in values on Chrysler-certified models, and also by keeping more used vehicles coming back to the dealer for routine maintenance, accessories, and everything else related to typical costs of ownership for a late-model vehicle.

Also, media releases cite Eric Swanson, Head of Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles at Chrysler Group, as saying this program gives customers “another option to consider.”

Anemic sales

Reports suggest Chrysler is pursuing other avenues to help offset flagging sales for its new Fiat 500 product, though some recent months have seen growing sales numbers for this small, Euro-styled car that Chrysler/Fiat is now promoting as the new American ride.

Review of marketing strategies for this car shows that the new partnership has put a lot of effort into celebrity-driven marketing for the Fiat 500, with a heavily promoted ad campaign showing Jennifer Lopez piloting one of these mini-cars around New York City. Still, a current report from Auto News indicates Fiat 500 sales leave something to be desired, leaving execs scrambling for other ways to increase revenue.

Other recent projects include the development of a “Mopar e-Store” to promote the Chrysler-owned catalog of accessory products, and FlexTech, a makeover for dealer offices that’s meant to contribute to better branding.

Freeing dealers to sell a greater diversity of pre-owned vehicles might be one way to ramp up revenue, especially for dealers with a deliberate focus on maintenance and repair, where shops that have invested heavily in promoting their services need a longer roster of returning customers.

However, critics might point to the extra responsibility of vouching for non-house brand vehicles, and the potential for customer confusion, since traditionally, dealerships were a fortress for a particular brand, and customers looking for a wider variety of pre-owned cars scoured the lots of independent sellers.

If everything pans out the way the top brass at Chrysler are hoping, this new program could become an example for other manufacturers trying to compete in the North American market. Look for more on this program as the broader community of Chrysler dealerships add non-Chrysler vehicles to their lots during the spring.

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New Dodge Dart Channels the Alfa Romeo

Chrysler hopes to get back onto the compact/midsize track quickly

It's been a long time since a U.S. carmaker displayed a new compact car that got anyone very excited.  But this year's Detroit auto show includes a number of new models that are catching the eye of car enthusiasts.

Perhaps the most intriguing is the 2013 Dodge Dart, which Chrysler Group LLC would have us believe is channeling Alfa Romeo.  It's the first new model to come out of the melded Fiat-Chrysler design studios and it betrays a strong Italian influence.

The new Dart is built on the Fiat platform that in Europe underpins the Alfa Romeo Giuletta.  It's the first of at least seven cars, SUVs and crossovers that will be built on Fiat platforms -- giving Chrysler what it hopes is a fast lap onto the compact/mid-size track in the U.S.

This may not sound so good to the red-blooded Americans who drive those big Dodge trucks but it's worth remembering that Fiat is the second-biggest carmaker in Europe, trailing only the mighty Volkswagen.

“The all-new Dodge Dart is a groundbreaking car that will surprise and delight customers who want a no-compromise, fun-to-drive car that’s a great value,” said Dodge President Reid Bigland. “With 12 exterior colors, 14 interior color and trim options, three powerful, fuel-efficient engines, three transmission choices, unsurpassed safety features and world-class aerodynamics, the new Dodge Dart sets a new standard for the compact car class.”

The 2013 Dodge Dart will be available in five trim levels: SE, SXT, Rallye, Limited and R/T. It will be built in the United States at Chrysler Group’s Belvidere Assembly Plant in Belvidere, Ill. Production of the 2013 Dodge Dart will begin in the second quarter of 2012.

It will offer a nine-speed transmission later in 2012, providing better fuel economy without overly dampening performance.

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Chrysler Ousts Head of Fiat 500 Program

Laura Soave takes the fall for disappointing sales

Maybe Jennifer Lopez will be next to get the axe?  Laura Soave, who headed up the return of Fiat to U.S. shores since March 2010,  ”has left the company and will pursue other interests,” as Chrysler put it today.

JenLo, you may recall, has become the celebrity face of the Fiat 500, doing commercials and personal appearances for the minuscule car but suffered an embarrassing moment at the Los Angeles Auto Show when she was unable to open the door of one of the cars.

It seems the handle was stuck for unknown reasons.  

As far as we know, Ms. Soave was unable to find a similar scapegoat for the dismal sales performance of the 500.  Or maybe she is the scapegoat?

Sergio Marchionne, Chrysler CEO and chairman, had confidently predicted the company would sell 50,000 of the cars annually but fewer than 16,000 had been sold as of the end of October.

The current party line is that sales are slow because it has taken longer than expected to get dealerships open.  Chrysler says it now has 130 dealerships in the U.S. but admits that in October, 29 of them did not sell a single car, FiatOwner.org reported.

Chrysler Group named Timothy Kuniskis, 44, to replace Soave.

“Tim brings broad expertise and leadership in dealer operations and marketing where he has been already working with the team to shape the direction of the Fiat Brand,” Marchionne said.

Customer grousing

One advantage of not selling many cars, of course, is that you don't get many complaints that way. But the early returns are starting to come in anyway, like one we recently received from Dave of Manitoba.

"Upon purchasing the car I was told it was manufactured in Europe [but] it is in fact built in Mexico and has very poor build quality, so far both front seats have broken, trim falls off, some new trim already been replaced once has come off again," Dave said, but added that fuel economy is his major concern.

"The car is sold as being able to do 55 mpg (Canadian) on the hwy ... [but] to date which is 4 months and 18,000km we have not got above 43 mpg. [They] have no answers as to why the fuel ecomony is so bad, and are not prepared to find out why," he said.

Maybe Jennifer Lopez will be next to get the axe?  Laura Soave, who headed up the return of Fiat to U.S. shores since March 2010,  ”ha...

Chrysler Recalls 2012 Models With 3.6l Engines

Engine may seize and cause a crash

Chrysler is recalling 2012 models equipped with a 3.6-liter engine. The connecting rod bearing can fail, which could cause the engine to seize and lead to a crash.

Vehicle Make / Model:   Model Year(s):
     CHRYSLER / 200   2012
     CHRYSLER / TOWN AND COUNTRY   2012
     DODGE / CHARGER   2012
     DODGE / DURANGO   2012
     DODGE / GRAND CARAVAN   2012
     DODGE / JOURNEY   2012
     JEEP / GRAND CHEROKEE   2012

 

Chrysler will notify owners of the affected models and dealers will replace the engine free of charge.

Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403.

Chrysler is recalling 2012 models equipped with a 3.6-liter engine. The connecting rod bearing can fail, which could cause the engine to seize and lead to ...

Feds Probe Headlight Problem in Chrysler Minivans

Lights can go out without warning

Auto safety regulators are opening an investigation into complaints that Chrysler minivan headlights go out unexpectedly.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has received 1,541 complaints from consumers about the problem, including two reports of crashes, one of which caused a minor injury.

Drivers have reported that the headlights turn off and stay off indefinitely. Toggling the headlight switch can sometimes get them to come back on, but not always.  

Additionally, vehicle owners have complained that the lights sometimes blink and flicker.

Vehicles included in the investigation are:

Vehicle Make / Model:

   

Model Year(s):

     CHRYSLER / TOWN AND COUNTRY

   

2005

     CHRYSLER / VOYAGER

   

2005

     DODGE / CARAVAN

   

2005

     DODGE / GRAND CARAVAN

   

2005

NHTSA said it needed to “further evaluate this issue” before deciding whether a recall was warranted.

Auto safety regulators are opening an investigation into complaints that Chrysler minivan headlights go out unexpectedly. The National Highway Traffic Saf...

2011 Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep Models Recalled

Rivet may be missing from steering column

Chrysler is recalling about 11,000 vehicles from the 2011 model year to fix a problem with the steering column. Affected models are:

Vehicle Make / Model:

   

Model Year(s):

     CHRYSLER / 200

   

2011

     CHRYSLER / 200 CONVERTIBLE

   

2011

     CHRYSLER / TOWN AND COUNTRY

   

2011

     DODGE / AVENGER

   

2011

     DODGE / CALIBER

   

2011

     DODGE / GRAND CARAVAN

   

2011

     DODGE / JOURNEY

   

2011

     DODGE / NITRO

   

2011

     JEEP / COMPASS

   

2011

     JEEP / LIBERTY

   

2011

     JEEP / PATRIOT

   

2011

     JEEP / WRANGLER

   

2011

The company said an incorrectly installed rivet could compromise the steering column's ability to support occupant loads in the event of a crash, decreasing the effectiveness of the frontal impact safety system.

Dealers will inspect the rivet and make any necessary repairs free of charge. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403.

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Pension Money Lost in Chrysler Bankruptcy, Executives Claim

Class action lawsuit raises questions about bankruptcy structure


When all is said and done, car buyers -- and owners -- won't be the only ones affected by Chrysler's 2009 bankruptcy and reorganization. The company's financial woes are also proving troublesome for its former employees -- and they aren't happy about it.

In a class action lawsuit filed this week, around 450 Chrysler retirees claim they lost over $100 million in pension payments as a result of the way the bankruptcy was structured. According to the lawsuit, Daimler AG and Cerberus -- Chrysler's former owners -- failed to transfer the pensions to New Chrysler, the company that emerged after the bankruptcy.

Among the plaintiffs is former Chrysler CEO Lee Iacocca, who ironically steered the company away from what looked like inevitable bankruptcy in the late 1970s.

According to the suit, Daimler converted current executives' pensions into annuities back in 2005, when the company began experiencing financial problems. For reasons unexplained, the company failed to do the same with former employees' pensions.

The suit also contends that Cerberus, which bought Chrysler from Daimler in 2007, failed to protect the pension fund from creditors before the bankruptcy -- or perhaps converted the funds itself.

Sheldon Miller, an attorney for the plaintiffs, said in a statement that the shortfall has caused the executives to make drastic changes to their retirement plans at a time when they can't go out and find other jobs to supplement their incomes.

Miller said there are no plans for an additional suit against New Chrysler.

Everybody involved in this suit loves that company and like everybody else wants to see it succeed, Miller said. The plaintiffs in our case are trying to assure that there won't be similar hardships for Chrysler's current employees, many of whom worked for and with the people involved in this suit.

Chrysler has seen more than its share of turmoil over the past decade or so. In 1998, the company was purchased by Daimler-Benz AG, the longtime Mercedes manufacturer. In 2007, Daimler sold 80 percent of the company to Cerbeus, a private equity firm that counts among its leadership former Vice President Dan Quayle and former Treasury Secretary John Snow. Cerbeus gave up its equity stake less than two years later, when Chrysler declared bankruptcy and transferred most of its assets to New Chrysler. Fiat, the Italian automaker, currently has a 20 percent stake in New Chrysler.

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Chrysler Renames, Tries to Freshen Up the Sebring

Since it's smaller than the Chrysler 300, the new model will be known as the Chrysler 200

By Truman Lewis
ConsumerAffairs.com


What's in a name? Maybe not much. The Chrysler Sebring, a sedate if not downright dowdy sedan, has never conjured up any memories of the Sebring International Raceway, so it might as well be called something generic like, say, the Chrysler 200.

Chrysler must have had the same thought because, sure enough, the company says its redesigned mid-sized sedan will henceforth be known as the Chrysler 200.

The last time we drove a Sebring was in Los Angeles a year or so ago, when we found ourselves at the airport while our Mini was at home, 40 miles away. We rented a Sebring convertible from Hertz and felt that we'd been taken back in time to the 1960s. The interior looked like our grandmother's living room and the thing rocked its way around turns as though it had rocking chairs where the suspension should have been.

It had all the excitement of an afternoon in Burbank, although any droptop is always pleasing as one cruises up the PCH.

The company showed the slightly reworked car to dealers at a meeting in Orlando yesterday and said it would be arriving in showrooms later this year. There were no reports of dealers swooning with enthusiasm, though it has been so long since Chrysler has rolled out any new models that any change at all is no doubt welcome.

The 200 will be available with the new Chrysler Pentastar V-6 engine and a six-speed automatic transmission or with a 2.4-liter I-4 engine and a four- or six-speed automatic. It will also feature a stiffer body, new suspension, a new rear sway bar and much-needed attention to noise and vibration.

So, the origin of the Sebring name was clear enough, even though the car was about as far from a sports or racing car as anyone could imagine. So where does the 200 come from?

Well, yes, it is smaller than the Chrysler 300. But the company insists the 200 comes from the electric-powered concept car that Chrysler displayed at the 2009 Detroit auto show. You know, the one that was never built.

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Consumer Groups Challenge Chrysler Bankruptcy

Consumers shouldn't lose their lemon law, defective vehicle rights, groups argue

National consumer groups have filed objections in the federal bankruptcy court in New York that is overseeing the Chrysler bankruptcy proceeding, asking the court to preserve the rights of consumers who have suffered or will suffer injury or loss caused by defects in Chrysler vehicles to seek compensation from Chrysler.

The groups do not aim to delay the bankruptcy, but to ensure that the new company that emerges does not leave customers who have been, or will be in the future, injured by Chrysler cars with no avenue for obtaining relief, according a statement issued by the groups.

The objection was filed on behalf of the Center for Auto Safety, Consumer Action, Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety (CARS), National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA) and Public Citizen.

Consumers are the only ones who can save Chrysler, said Rosemary Shahan, president of CARS, a non-profit consumer group based in Sacramento, Calif. Preserving their rights should be the first priority, not the last.

We want to ensure that consumers voices are heard in the bankruptcy proceeding, said Adina H. Rosenbaum of Public Citizen, lead counsel for the consumer groups.

No remedy

Unless the groups succeed, the claims of families of victims who died due to unsafe Chrysler vehicles and people who suffered devastating and debilitating injuries will be wiped out. When the new Chrysler/Fiat company emerges from bankruptcy, owners of vehicles who seek refunds under state auto lemon laws will also be left without a remedy.

For consumers injured, burned and paralyzed by defects in Chrysler vehicles, wiping out Chryslers liability destroys any possibility for an independent life, said Clarence Ditlow, director of the Center for Auto Safety. Taxpayers are already paying for Chryslers bailout; they shouldnt pay for injuries in crashes caused by Chrysler.

As dealerships shut down in towns across the country, Consumer Action wants to ensure that consumers are not abandoned during the bankruptcy process, said Linda Sherry, director of National Priorities at Consumer Action.

The groups objection was filed jointly with three individuals who have cases pending against Chrysler for injuries and deaths allegedly caused by Chrysler vehicles.

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Chrysler Files for Bankruptcy, GMAC Takes Over Financing

Obama urges consumers to consider buying a new Chrysler product

After months of bailouts and attempted retooling, Chrysler is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, President Obama announced at the White House.

Later in the day, Chrysler CEO Bob Nardelli said he would resign after the company emerges from bankruptcy.

"Now is an appropriate time to let others take the lead in the transformation of Chrysler with Fiat," Nardelli said in a statement. Nardelli, who formerly headed Home Depot, said he would return to a position at Cerberus, the private investment firm that bought Chrysler in 2007.

Efforts to head off a bankruptcy collapsed after the carmaker and government officials were unable to reach an agreement with Chryslers senior bondholders. The bondholders said the plan diluted their investment in the number three U.S. automaker more than some junior lenders.

Obama blasted the bondholders, charging they held out for what he called a government bailout while dealers, suppliers and employees made concessions for the good of the company and the overall economy. The bondholders said they had already agreed to a 40 percent cut.

Before the announcement, members of the White House auto task force expressed confidence that Chrysler would emerge from Chapter 11 within 60 days. A speedy process is considered critical to preserving Chryslers perception as a viable car company. In fact, President Obama went out of his way to present the bankruptcy in a positive light, and urged consumers to consider buying a new Chrysler.

If you buy a Chrysler, your warranty will be safe because it will be backed by the federal government, the President said.

Obama also announced that Chrysler and Italian carmaker Fiat had successfully completed merger talks and that the partnership would be part of the new, post-bankruptcy Chrysler.

Obama also said that GMAC, which finances GM car purchases, would take over financing Chrysler purchases as well, phasing out Chrysler Financial, Inc., which he said is not viable. In addition, the number of Chrysler dealers will be consolidated.

Its a bittersweet conclusion, Chrysler CEO Robert Nardelli told CNBC following the Presidents announcement. But breathing new life into Chrysler is what its all about.

Chryslers bankruptcy will be filed in New York, where the final outcome will be determined. Whats likely is a fight between the holdout bondholders and the government, which is seeking a speedy conclusion.

Four major banks that own 70 percent of the Chrysler debt agreed to terms with the government. However, a number of smaller lenders, that have not received government bailout money, balked.

GMAC

Besides providing financing for new-car purchasers, GMAC will provide wholesale financing for Chrysler dealers. A senior White House official was quoted as saying that the Barack Administration's auto task force had determined that Chrysler Financial "did not have the resources" to meet Chrysler's needs.

Both GMAC and Chrysler Financial had turned to the federal government for help during the recent credit crunch. GMAC got $6 billion in federal funds, Chrysler $1.5 billion.

The lack of credit has been frustrating both would-be new car purchasers and dealers. Even buyers with good credit have found it difficult to find affordable loans for new cars, while dealers have lost "floorplan" financing, the short-term loans that enable them to maintain inventory and keep their doors open.

GMAC had earlier said it would ease wholesale finance charges for dealers and earmark $5 billion for consumer auto loans over the next 60 days, hoping to jump-start domestic auto sales, which are critical to both Chrysler and GM's recovery plans.

GMAC is a bank holding company with operations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. General Motors, the near-bankrupt car maker, is only a minority stockholder in the company.

 

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Federal Government Guarantees GM, Chrysler Warranties

Feds Oust GM CEO, Issue Overtime Parking Warning to Chrysler

The federal government is underwriting GM and Chrysler warranties, effective immediately. President Obama made the unprecedented announcement hours after his automotive task force demanded — and got — the head of GM CEO Rick Wagoner. Chrysler, meanwhile, said it has reached agreement on an alliance with Italian automaker Fiat.

Obama pledged to work with Congress to offer consumers tax credits if they turn in their old cars and buy new, cleaner, more fuel-efficient vehicles.

"Let me say this as plainly as I can," Obama said in a speech today. "If you buy a car from Chrysler or General Motors, you will be able to get your car serviced and repaired just like always. Your warranty will be safe. In fact, it will be safer than it has ever been. Because starting today, the United States will stand behind your warranty."

The move is intended to erase any doubts consumers might have about whether their warranties will be honored if either of the automakers winds up in bankruptcy court, as seems increasingly likely.

Funds for the warranty program will come from the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) provided by Congress, the White House said earlier.

At a news conference, Obama outlined these additional measures the administration hopes will spur U.S. auto sales, presently at their lowest point in 27 years:

• Federal purchases. Obama said federal agencies will step up their purchase of new vehicles;
• More credit. The administration will work to increase the flow of credit to car purchasers and dealers;
• Tax benefits. The Internal Revenue Service will start a campaign to educate consumers about the tax breaks available for those who buy new U.S. vehicles between Feb. 16 and the end of the year.

Over the weekend, the Obama automotive task force demanded Wagoner's resignation as the price of further federal aid, a stark reminder that one should be careful what one wishes for. The feds also delivered a stiff warning to Chrysler that it needs to accelerate its talks with Italian automaker Fiat if it hopes to avoid driving off a cliff.

Chrysler-Fiat

By midday Monday, Chrysler LLC said it had reached a formal agreement with Fiat and said the U.S. Treasury Department had given its blessing to the deal. Obama had given Chrysler 30 days to conclude the deal or forfeit as much as $6 billion in additional U.S. aid.

The Fiat-Chrysler deal is expected to bring to U.S. highways a fleet of fast, fun and stylish little cars built by Fiat, the Italian giant that also owns the Ferrari, Maserati and Alfa Romeo lines. The sudden explosion in models should also be a blessing to struggling Chrysler dealerships.

The task force said in no uncertain terms that neither company has yet done enough to map a road to survival and may need a quick scrub in bankruptcy court. Though unpleasant — and very expensive to stockholders, suppliers, creditors, employees and retirees — a pre-planned "quick rinse" bankruptcy could remove enough rust to give the companies a fighting chance of turning a profit before the next millenium.

Obama is still dangling the $21.6 billion in new loans the companies have requested — but he's not expected to deliver the money until all parties, including labor, shareholders and dealers, agree to make the sacrifices necessary to get the companies back on track.

"We think we can have a successful U.S. auto industry, Obama said Sunday on CBSs Face The Nation. But it's got to be one that's realistically designed to weather this storm and to emerge at the other end much more lean, mean and competitive than it currently is.

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Chrysler Closing Car Plants for 30 Days

Ford, GM to follow suit while waiting for bailout

Embattled carmaker Chrysler is cutting its losses, closing its auto assembly plants for at least 30 days, and hopes the U.S. government throws it a lifeline.

The company had already scheduled a two week furlough for assembly line employees. This move simply extends it for at least another two weeks. Of course, what happens after that is far from certain.

"If I were a Chrysler worker, I'd be worried that the plant won't reopen," said Brian Johnson, an industry analyst at Barclays Capital told the Washington Post.

As many as 46,000 Chrysler employees are affected by the move, which begins Friday. The affected plants will not resume production before January 19. If production resumes at all depends on what happens with negotiations between Congress and the White House.

Chrysler says it needs at least $7 billion to get through the month of December. After Congress deadlocked over a plan to rescue all three U.S. carmakers, the Bush Administration signaled its intention to step in with some sort of emergency loans, supporting the companies until President-elect Barack Obama and the new Congress take office.

Obama has said he is unwilling to let the Big 3 fail. Democrats, who generally support a Detroit bailout, will have additional votes in the new Congress.

Chrysler isn't the only automaker to idle workers at the end of the year. Ford says it will halt production in January for an extra week and General Motors reported last week that it will temporarily close 20 of its factories.

All the carmakers cite dramatically lower consumer demand as the reason for curtailing production. Sales of all vehicles, both foreign and domestic, have fallen dramatically since September, when the U.S. economy seemed to suddenly grind to a halt.

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Daimler Completes Sale of Chrysler

What can you say? It just didn't work out

The great 1998 merger between Germany's DaimlerBenz and the U.S.'s Chrysler that was going to change the auto industry forever is over.

The German automaker, which became DaimlerChrysler A.G., has unloaded its unprofitable U.S. venture, which never lived up to its goal of leveraging the German company's reputation for quality with Chrysler's extensive dealer network in the United States.

"It was an ill-fated partnership that didn't seem to make sense then or now," one analyst said. The company produced such trouble-prone models as the Dodge Durango and the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management LP has taken over 80.1 percent ownership of the Chrysler group and the German company DaimlerChrysler has retained 19.9 percent.

DaimlerChrysler will work with Cerberus to loan Chrysler's automotive business $2 billion in order to keep the automaker in business. DaimlerChrysler will provide $1.5 billion of the loan and Cerberus $500 million. A DaimlerChrysler statement characterized the loan as a strong sign of overall determination to make sure that Chrysler has a good start as a successful standalone car company.

DaimlerChrysler, however, has hedged its bet, retaining the right to sell the seven-year loan after the first year.

Chrysler, plagued with slumping sales and quality issues, is trying restructure its way to profitability after a $680 million loss last year. It hopes to cut 13,000 jobs in North America, build more fuel-efficient vehicles and step up sales outside the U.S.

The split comes as other automakers are ramping up development on a global scale. Ford, General Motors, Volkswagen, Peugeot Citroen and even Alfa Romeo are expanding rapidly into new markets, following the lead of such Asian manufacturers as Toyota, Honda and HyundaiKia.

Chrysler officials plan a celebration at the company headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan to mark the change -- though whether there's anything to celebrate remains to be seen.

"They can call it a celebration if they want. That's a term you hear more and more at funerals these days," a Wall Street analyst quipped.

Chrysler CEO Tom LaSorda said the newly-private company will bring a "laser-like focus" to its business, free of stock-market pressure to show short-term gains.

DaimlerChrysler will continue to be officially known as DaimlerChrysler until a shareholders meeting in Germany when the company name is likely to be changed to Daimler AG. The shareholders are to decide on the change at an extraordinary shareholders' meeting in Berlin on October 4, 2007.

Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of DaimlerChrysler AG and head of the Mercedes Car Group said "Today marks a new chapter in the history of our company. Based on the clearly defined strategies in our Mercedes Car Group, Truck Group, Financial Services business divisions and for vans and buses, and our company's healthy balance sheet, we have every reason to move confidently into the future."

 

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Dodge Durango

February 7, 2005
Chrysler is recalling about 26,000 Dodge Durango SUVs because of possible fuel leaks from the filler necks of their gas tanks.

Vehicles affected by the recall are from the 2005 model year.

"Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source can result in a fire," the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration said.

Late last year, Chrysler recalled about 600,000 Durango and Dodge Dakota pickup trucks from the 2000-2003 model years in December because their wheels could fall off.

 

 

 

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Chrysler recalls 438,000 Jeep Libertys

November 10, 2003
Chrysler is recalling about 438,000 Jeep Liberty SUVs because of problems in the front suspension. The company says it received 47 complaints about the problem. Some consumers said they lost control of the vehicle and crashed. Others said a wheel fell off.

Chrysler says the problem stems from the lower ball joint seal, which can become damaged and lead to a loss of control.

The incidents reported so far did not result in any injuries, the company said.

As part of the worldwide recall, all of the vehicles will be fitted with a heat shield. About 318,000 will receive new ball joints, and 120,000 vehicles will be inspected.

The recall includes Jeep Libertys from the 2002 model year, as well as 2003 models built before the end of March this year.

In addition, Chrysler is recalling 10,000 of its new Chrysler Pacifica wagons to install a secondary clip to the fuel line to keep it secure.

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Chrysler/Dodge

  • 2011 Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep Models Recalled
  • Chrysler Recalls 2012 Models With 3.6l Engines
  • Chrysler Recalls Chrysler, Dodge Vans
  • Chrysler Recalls Dodge Ram Trucks
  • Chrysler Recalls Minivans to Fix Airbag Problem
  • Dodge Journey, Fiat 500 Recalled to Fix Brakes
  • 2010 Dodge Nitro & Ram, Jeep Liberty & Wrangler
  • 2010 Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep Models
  • 2010 Dodge Calibers
  • 2010 Chrysler Sebring, Dodge Avenger, Nitro and 2009-2010 Dodge Ram Recalled to Fix Brake Problem
  • Chrysler 300, Dodge Challenger, Charger Recalled to Fix Wheels
  • 2009 Dodge Rams - Heater
  • 2008-2009 Dodge Ram Trucks - Wipers
  • 2009 Dodge Journeys
  • 2009 Dodge Ram 2500/3500 Trucks
  • 2005 Dodge Durango
  • Chrysler 300, Dodge Magnum, Charger
  • Dodge Journey Crossovers
  • Chrysler Expands Jeep Stalling Recall
  • Chrysler Sebrings, Avengers
  • Feds Probe Fire Hazard in Chrysler Pacifica
  • Chrysler Recalls 500,000 Dakota, Durango, Ram Pickups and Vans
  • DaimlerChrysler Recalls 400,000 Minivans
  • Chrysler Recalls 489,000 Vehicles
  • Chrysler Recalls 62,400 Vehicles For Faulty ABS, Traction Control
  • Chrysler Pacifica Recalled for Power Train Problem
  • Chrysler Recalls 145,000 Dodge Ram, Durango Trucksn
  • Dodge Charger, Magnum, Chrysler 300, Jeep Wrangler Recall
  • DaimlerChrysler Recalls Chrysler & Dodge Models for Faulty Wiper Motor
  • Feds Probe Airbag Problems in Chrysler Minivans
  • Dodge Dakota, Dodge Ram, Mitsubishi Raider

 

For more information, consumers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153) or at www.safercar.gov.

This listing may not include every recall. See www.safercar.gov for additional recalls.

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