Voluntary recalls aren’t the same as mandatory recalls but are generated when the manufacturer warranty analysis deems that there’s something that should be attended to. And whilst this recall of some 323,000 is mainly US based, there’s bound to be a number of vehicles affected in Australia. Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Renegade and Fiat Doblo (Ram ProMaster City) seem to be targeted. If you’re unsure of what to do, you can opt to call your dealer, or 1300 133 079, the Fiat Chrysler customer call centre.
Over 323,000 Chrysler, Jeep and Ram vehicles sold in the U.S. will be a part of this recall.
JEEP, CHRYSLER AND RAM MODELS PART OF VOLUNTARY RECALL
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling nearly 410,000 Chrysler, Ram and Jeep vehicles worldwide for a wiring and software issue that could cause the vehicles to stall. The voluntary recall includes the 2015 Chrysler 200, 2015Jeep Renegade, 2014-15 Jeep Cherokee and 2015 Ram ProMaster City.
FCA says that the problem stems from an insufficient crimp in a wiring harness that can result in a solenoid fault code, prompting the engine to stop. No injuries or deaths have been reported in connection with this issue, but the automaker is taking the problem seriously since a sudden loss of engine power could lead to a crash. FCA points out the issue is a temporary one for these vehicles and that they can be restarted in case the problem occurs.
“Most vehicles in the recall population will not experience this fault code over their lifetimes,” the automaker said in a statement. “However, should the condition occur, it can typically be temporarily resolved by stopping the vehicle and re-starting its engine.”
What is it? It’s a Fiat Doblò van rebadged for North America as the 2015 Ram ProMaster City.
The automaker plans to replace the wiring harness and update vehicle software in the affected vehicles, some 323,361 of which have been sold in the U.S., with the rest in other markets, including Canada.
FCA has not indicated when affected owners will be contacted, though the automaker mentions that owners can contact its Customer Call Centre at1300 133 079 prior to the start of the notification process.
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