Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: FCA | posted July 25, 2016 10:19
2015 model years from Chrysler, Ram and Jeep affected by global recall
Certain models made by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will have to be recalled after the company issued a global safety bulletin.
According to the automaker they will voluntarily recall 409,866 units from around the world in order to replace a wire harness and delete an error code. Due to a faulty crimp in a wiring harness, affected models can suffer from a solenoid error code which can cut engine power.
FCA did state however that such an occurrence has a very low chance of happening. Should it turn up, it can be mended by simply stopping the vehicle and restarting the car. The company is unaware of any injuries or fatalities related to this recall.
Affected models in the global recall include 2015 model years of the Chrysler 200, Ram ProMaster City and Jeep Renegade, Cherokee models. Also included are select Cherokees produced in 2014.
In the U.S. alone, 323,361 models will have to be recalled. Canada, on the other hand, has 35,511 units that need attention. Mexico is also part of the recall as it has to contend with 7,067 units. Vehicles sold outside the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) number to 43,397 models.
Affected customers will be advised on when they can schedule their vehicles for servicing.