Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center ® has become aware that Fiat/Chrysler (FCA) is recalling 4.8 million vehicles in the United States, all of which have automatic transmissions and gas engines.
The full list is below:
- 2015-2017 Chrysler 200
- 2014-2018 Chrysler 300
- 2017-2018 Chrysler Pacifica
- 2015-2018 Dodge Challenger
- 2014-2018 Dodge Charger
- 2014-2018 Dodge Journey
- 2014-2018 Dodge Durango
- 2014-2018 Jeep Cherokee
- 2014-2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee
- 2018 Jeep Wrangler
- 2014-2019 Ram 1500
- 2014-2018 Ram 2500, 3500, 3500/4500/5500 chassis cab
The issue stems from the cruise control. If the cruise control were to initiate acceleration—for example, when driving uphill to maintain speed—while a short-circuit simultaneously occurred in a specific part of the electrical control, the cruise control might become impossible to defeat.
In the event this happens, drivers have a few ways to bring the vehicle to a stop. The brakes will overpower the engine, so leaning heavily on the brakes is the first option. Owners can also shift the car to neutral and brake to a stop. Once the vehicle has come to a stop, placing the car in Park will finally cancel the cruise control.
FCA dealers will upgrade the powertrain control module software in order to remedy the issue. Affected owners will receive notifications as early as next week. In the meantime, FCA suggests not using cruise control at all if your vehicle is on the list above.
If you have a question regarding your Fiat/Chrysler automobile or any other vehicle, you should call the experienced lemon law attorneys at Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center ®. Our lemon law attorneys will take time to talk to you about your rights and will let you know if they can help. Visit www.YOURLEMONLAWRIGHTS.com or call 1-800-US-LEMON (1-800-875-3666) to submit your information to see if we can help.