Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced two recalls for almost three quarter of a million cars in the United States for two separate problems.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the first recall is affecting the Dodge Charger, the Dodge Challenger, the Dodge Durango, the Chrysler 300 and the Jeep Grand Cherokee, from the 2011 to 2014 model years, in 434,581 units, with the electric hydraulic power steering, the 3.6L V6 engine and the 160 amp alternator. The NHTSA says that in the affected vehicles, the alternator can fail causing the car to stall and increasing the risk of a crash. Customers will be notified starting next month.
The second recall announced by the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is affecting a total of 313,236 units of the 2011 to 2013 Jeep Wrangler, which have been produced between the 16th of February, 2010, and the 19th of July, 2013. The announcement has been made because of the electrical connection which can corrode and cause a short in vehicles equipped with heated side mirrors. This can even lead to a potential fire, increasing the risk of injury. The company will begin notifying owners in December and all repairs will be made free of charge.