Chrysler Group LLC has recently announced a recall for several of its vehicles due to problems with the airbags, driveshaft tunnel shield, brake cable equalizers, engine cover and fuel flow which may be interrupted.
First things first and let’s start with the Chrysler 300, Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger cars, from the 2011 and 2012 model years. According to the NHTSA, 119,497 vehicles are affected because of a problem with the driver and passenger side airbag wiring harness which can cause the warning light to blink on and off. In another recall, the 2007-2008 Dodge Nitro and Jeep Liberty SUVs will have to be taken back to the dealers, because of a problem with t a shield in the driveshaft tunnel, which may come loose.
Chrysler is also recalling a total of 6,574 Ram 1500 pickup trucks, from the 2013 model year, because of brake cable equalizers in the parking brake which may be improperly set, allowing the vehicles to roll away on steep grade. The Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 trucks are also recalled for the 2013 model year, in 6,143 units, because of the engine cover which might not be heat resistant enough.
Owners of 20,532 units of the Jeep Patriot and Jeep Compass, from the 2012 model year, will also have to take a trip to the dealers, because the flow of fuel can be interrupted from the secondary side of the fuel tank to the primary side. Last but not least, 46 units of the Dodge Dart are being recalled because of a problem with the rear brake calipers, which can cause brake cables to rub on tires. If you own one of the vehicles mentioned above you should contact Chrysler or the NHTSA as soon as possible.