The third largest US automaker has announced it has decided to order a safety campaign for 409,866 units worldwide, including the 2015 Chrysler 200, Ram ProMaster City, Jeep Renegade, and 2014-2015 Jeep Cherokee.
The carmaker has announced the occurrence of the problem is very rare, with the campaign calling back into service 323,361 units in the United States, 35,511 examples in Canada, 7,067 autos in Mexico, and 43,927 vehicles elsewhere. The company says a probe into warranty data showed an insufficient crimp in a wire harness – if unaddressed this could cause a solenoid fault code and the possible end outcome would include the vehicle stalling. The issue hasn’t been associated to any reports of car crash incidents or injuries.
FCA added most likely the vast majority of the vehicles would have no related issue during the lifespan but decided to order the recall nonetheless, and also added if the issue appears before the vehicle is serviced, the owner can address the situation by simply restarting the engine. The fix will be implemented by the dealers which need to issue a software update, as well as replace wire harnesses. The company added the models produced after September 23, 2014, will not have the same problem as the manufacturing process had been altered. FCA is also known to be ready to retire the Chrysler 200 as well as its brethren the Dodge Dart as American consumers are less and less interested in sedans – with the company aiming to bring even more trucks and crossovers to the market.