Chrysler Issues Recalls for Stability Control, Fuel Heater Housing
More than 300,000 Trucks, 180,000 SUVs Affected
Right on the heels of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) investigation of the company’s perceived slow response to recalls involving the 2003-2012 Ram trucks, Chrysler has announced two more recalls involving its truck and SUV models. The first, and larger recall affects 2010-2014 Ram HD trucks equipped with the 6.7L Cummins diesel engine. Fuel heater housing units showed signs of overheating due to friction-induced corrosion on a terminal connector. The condition could potentially lead to overheating and fuel leakage, although no injuries or fires have been reported associated with this recall. A total of 381,867 trucks are affected, with 314,704 in the U.S.
The second recall involves the stability control software for 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs. A debris cover on the circuit board that may disrupt communications and inadvertently disable the electronic stability control system. A total of 184,186 units are affected, with 132,223 in the U.S. Customers can call Chrysler’s Information Center hotline at 800-853-1403 or visit www.moparownerconnect.com, and enter their vehicle’s 17-digit VIN number to find out if their vehicle is affected by these recalls.
Although sales of its cars, trucks, and SUVs continue to set records month after month, Chrysler Group vehicles are still dogged by poor rankings in the Consumer Reports survey and a negative perception of quality by some new car shoppers.