Chrysler recalls Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee for damaged fuel rail crossover tube

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Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2016 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured February 10, 2016, to April 28, 2016 and equipped with a 3.6L engine built at the Saltillo engine plant. During the 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.

30,183 vehicles are affected by the recall.

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.

Chrysler recalls Viper and Wrangler vehicles over issues with clutch pedal

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Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2006 Dodge Viper and Jeep Wrangler and Liberty vehicles manufactured July 1, 2005, to July 31, 2006. In the affected vehicles, 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 unexpectedly lurch.

If the vehicle unexpectedly moves there is an increased risk of a crash.

Approximately 43,750 cars are affected by the recall

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 will receive a second notification when remedy parts are available.

 

Chrysler recalls 2014 Ram ProMaster vehicles over brake fluid leakage

Chrysler Group LLC is recalling certain model year 2014 Ram ProMaster vehicles manufactured July 1, 2013, through November 15, 2013. During manufacturing, a tool may have damaged one of the brake hoses which may result in a leakage of brake fluid from the brake hose.

As a result, brake fluid leakage would result in a reduction of brake performance, lengthening the distance needed to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Chrysler believes approximately 5,664 were affected and will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the brake hoses, as necessary, free of charge.

Chrysler sued over failure to timely repair or replace Totally Integrated Power Module in certain vehicles

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The lawsuit is brought on behalf of owners of the 2008 model year Chrysler 300, and 2011- 2012 model year Jeep Grand Cherokees, Dodge Durangos and Dodge Grand Caravans.

These vehicles are factory equipped with a Totally Integrated Power Module (TIPM) which is located in the vehicle engine compartment. The TIPM consists of a computer, relays, and fuses, and controls and distributes power to all of the vehicles’ electrical systems. These electrical systems include the vehicles’ safety systems, security system, ignition system, electrical powertrain as well as the vehicles’ comfort and convenience systems which include such components as the air bags, fuel pump, windshield wipers, headlights, turn signals, and power windows and doors.

The TIPM installed in Class Vehicles fails to reliably control and distribute power to various vehicle electrical systems and component parts. Typically, the defect manifests as an inability to reliably start the vehicle and progressively escalates to the vehicle failing to start all together and, in some instances, the vehicle stalling during operation. Vehicle owners also have problems with the fuel pump not shutting off and random and uncontrollable activity of the windshield wipers, alarm system, door locks, and airbags.

The problem is so widespread that the part is on national backorder, taking weeks and sometimes months for a replacement part to become available. Chrysler however, does not acknowledge the problem, leaving consumers, dealers and auto technicians to sort it out themselves. Consequently, consumers are stuck with inoperable vehicles for weeks and months on end, forced to pay for unnecessary repairs and car rental costs, and have to pay over $1,000 for the TIPM replacement not knowing whether the replacement part suffers from the same defect.

Plaintiffs bring this action on behalf of a proposed nationwide class of consumers who purchased or leased Chrysler vehicles equipped with the defective TIPM, or, in the alternative, on behalf of statewide classes of consumers who purchased or leased their Chrysler vehicles in California, Maryland, and Florida

Chrysler recalls year 2012 RAM 4500 and 5500 trucks over welding issue with the front axle carrier

Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2012 RAM 4500 and 5500 trucks manufactured February 2, 2012, through the end of model year 2012. Due to a welding issue with the front axle carrier, the front drive shaft may fracture and result in a loss of motive power and damage to surrounding components if the shaft continues to spin.

Damage to other components, or sudden loss of drive power may increase the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace or repair the front axle assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in July 2013.

Chrysler Group recalls 2012-2013 Jeep Wrangler vehicles over hole in the transmission oil cooler line

Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Jeep Wrangler vehicles equipped with a 3.6L engine and an automatic transmission and manufactured January 23, 2011, through February 23, 2013. The power steering line may contact and wear a hole in the transmission oil cooler line resulting in a loss of transmission fluid.

A loss of transmission fluid may result in a loss of transmission function which may increase the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the power steering return tube assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 2013.

Chrysler recalls 2008-2012 Jeep Wrangler vehicles over airbag issues

Chrysler Group LLC is recalling certain model year 2008-2012 Jeep Wrangler right-hand drive vehicles manufactured February 1, 2007, through October 10, 2011. The affected vehicles have airbag clock-spring assemblies that could experience broken airbag circuits.

In the event of a crash necessitating airbag deployment, a broken electrical circuit in the airbag clock-spring 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 clock-spring and add a steering wheel dust shield, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 2013.

Chrysler recalls 2005-2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles over transfer case electrical failure

Chrysler Group LLC is recalling certain model year 2005-2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured February 11, 2004, through March 9, 2010; and 2006-2010 Jeep Commander vehicles manufactured January 31, 2005, through March 10, 2010. A transfer case electrical failure may result in an unintentional shifting of the transfer case into the neutral position.

If the vehicle shifts into neutral, it may roll away increasing the risk of a crash or personal injury.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will re-flash the final drive controller which governs the transfer case, with new software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in June 2013.

Chrysler recalls certain model year 2012 Jeep Patriot and Compass vehicles with incorrectly manufactured transfer tube which causes engine stall

Chrysler is recalling certain 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 driving it may increase the risk of a crash.

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

Chrysler recalls certain model year 2011-2012 Chrysler 300, Dodge Challenger, and Dodge Charger vehicles over improperly sized terminal crimps on the seat side-airbag

Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Chrysler 300, Dodge Challenger, and Dodge Charger vehicles manufactured April 11, 2011, through December 14, 2011. The affected 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 has agreed to 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.