Monday, August 8, 2016

Its Recall Mondays: Chrysler, Jeep And Ram Are In The Hot Seat



1. MANUFACTURER: Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

NO. OF VEHICLES IMPACTED: 412,855
 
SUMMARY:

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Jeep Cherokee and 2015 Chrysler 200, Jeep Renegade and RAM ProMaster 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.

CONSEQUENCE:
If the vehicle unexpectedly shifts to neutral, there is an increased risk of a crash.
REMEDY:
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 recall is expected to begin on August 26, 2016. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S55. 
 
 
2. MANUFACTURER: General Motors LLC

NO. OF IMPACTED CUSTOMERS: 42,984
SUMMARY:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2011 Buick Regal vehicles manufactured November 3, 2009, to March 25, 2011, equipped with 8-way power adjustable front seats. The power seat wiring harness may contact the seat frame, causing the wires to chafe.
CONSEQUENCE:
Chafed harness wires may cause a short circuit, increasing the risk of a fire.
REMEDY:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and secure the wiring harness, and repair any chafed wires as necessary, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300. GM's number for this recall is 30710.

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