Defects Affecting Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep & RAM; Vans, Trucks & SUVs

On 2018-08-24 11:12:00

Chrysler announced six recalls this month for defects affecting Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep and RAM vans, trucks and SUVs. Owners who would like more information about the recall affecting their vehicle can contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V-492
Vehicles Affected: 2018 Chrysler Pacifica / 2019 Jeep Cherokee
Defect: An improper weld in the transmission could cause the transmission to not transmit engine power to the wheels and a sudden loss of motive power.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V-493
Vehicles Affected: 2018 Chrysler Pacifica
Defect: A small number of none electric vehicles may have been manufactured with an axle shaft intended for a hybrid electric vehicle. This miss-assembly does not allow the retaining ring to properly secure the axle shaft into the constant velocity joint. If the axle shaft separates, drivers will experience a loss of power and or the vehicle could unexpectedly roll away when in park.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V-494
Vehicles Affected: 2018 Jeep Cherokee
Defect: Some vehicles may have been manufactured with a right front half shaft assembly that was not properly heat treated. The bearing cage could break, leaving the driver with a loss of motive power and the inability to maintain “Park”. A broken half shaft bearing cage may generate noise and vibration.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V-486
Vehicles Affected: 2015-2017 RAM 1500, 2500 and 3500
Defect: The tailgate actuator limiter tab in the power lock assembly could break an allow the lock rod control bracket to over travel. This could release the latches and the tailgate could unexpectedly open.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V-523
Vehicles Affected: 2018-2019 Dodge Grand Caravan, 2018 Dodge Journey, 2019, 2019 Jeep Cherokee and 2018-2019 Jeep Compass.
Defect: Some vehicles may have been built with rear brake calipers with out of specification chrome coating on the pistons. This could cause gas pockets to form in the brake system and a reduction in rear brake performance. In some instances, the brake pedal may exhibit increased travel and/or feel soft when the vehicle is started.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V-524
Vehicles Affected:

  • 2018 Chrysler 300
  • 2018-2019 Chrysler Pacifica
  • 2017-2018 Chrysler Town And Country
  • 2018 Dodge Challenger
  • 2018 Dodge Charger
  • 2018 Dodge Durango
  • 2017-2018 Dodge Grand Caravan
  • 2018 Dodge Journey
  • 2018 Fiat 500x
  • 2018-2019 Jeep Cherokee
  • 2018 Jeep Compass
  • 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • 2018 Jeep Renegade
  • 2017-2018 Jeep Wrangler
  • 2018 RAM 1500
  • 2018 RAM Promaster

Defect: The powertrain control module on these vehicles may have been manufactured with a suspect voltage regulator chip. If the chip fails, drivers will experience a no start condition, a start and immediate stall condition, or an engine that unexpectedly stalls while driving.

If you receive a notification, follow any interim safety guidance provided and contact your local dealership. Whether you receive a recall notification or are subject to a safety improvement campaign, it is very important that you visit your dealer to have the vehicle serviced. The dealer will fix the recalled part or portion of your car for free.