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FCA is recalling a total of 893,698 vehicles worldwide in two campaigns to fix problems with inadvertent airbag deployment, failure of the anti-lock brakes, and stability control systems in the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Liberty, Dodge Journey, and Fiat Freemont. 559,703 of these vehicles are in the US.

The larger recall affects 284,089 examples of the 2003 Jeep Liberty and 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee, and there are also 13,411 of them in Canada, 6,277 in Mexico, and 48,212 outside the NAFTA region. Because of "electrical noise beyond the tolerance of the airbag electronic control module", part of that component can fail, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This can cause the front and side airbags to deploy and the seatbelt pre-tensioners to activate inadvertently. FCA US has seven reports of alleged injuries from this problem.

To fix the situation, the Jeeps need their Occupant Restraint Control modules replaced, as well as the front- and side-impact sensors. According to the NHTSA, the replacement parts won't be available until early 2016. Still, FCA US will advise owners about the problem in a letter by the end of December and will send a second notification when the components are ready.

The second campaign affects 275,614 examples of the 2012-2015 Dodge Journey in the US; plus 78,148 of them in Canada, 36,471 in Mexico, and 151,476 left-hand drive units outside of NAFTA where it's sold as the Fiat Freemont. On these vehicles, water intrusion can disable the anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control, although a warning light often illuminates when this issue occurs, and the problem doesn't affect regular braking. There are also no reports of injuries or accidents. To fix the issue, dealers will seal the ABS wiring harness and will replace any already affected components as necessary, like the ABS module or the headlamp and dashboard wiring harness.
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Statement: Occupant Restraint Control Modules

October 30, 2015 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - FCA US LLC is voluntarily recalling an estimated 284,089 older-model SUVs in the U.S. to replace their Occupant Restraint Control (ORC) modules and front and/or side-impact sensors, as required.

Within this vehicle population, FCA US became aware of seven injuries caused by inadvertent air-bag deployments and advised NHTSA accordingly. The affected vehicles are not equipped with Takata Corp. air-bags. The Company is unaware of any related accidents.

The recall is limited to certain model-year 2003 Jeep Liberty SUVs and 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokees. Affected customers will be advised when they may schedule service, which will be provided free of charge.

Additional vehicles are affected in other markets. They are estimated to number 13,411 in Canada; 6,277 in Mexico and 48,212 outside the NAFTA region.

Customers with additional questions may call the FCA US Customer Information Center at 1-800-853-1403.


RECALL Subject : Inadvertent Air Bag Deployment

Report Receipt Date: OCT 19, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V673000
Component(s): AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 284,089
All Products Associated with this Recall
Vehicle Make Model Model Year(s)
JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE 2004
JEEP LIBERTY 2003
Details

Manufacturer: Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

SUMMARY:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2003 Jeep Liberty vehicles manufactured March 29, 2003, to July 3, 2003, and 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured May 27, 2003, to May 20, 2004. Due to electrical noise beyond the tolerance of the air bag electronic control module (ECM), a component in the ECM may fail, causing the front air bags, side air bags, and/or seatbelt pretensioners to deploy inadvertently while the vehicle is being operated.

CONSEQUENCE:
Inadvertent deployment of the air bags may increase the risk of injury and the possibility of a vehicle crash.

REMEDY:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the air bag electronic control module and the front and/or side impact sensors, as necessary, free of charge. The replacement parts needed for this remedy are not expected to be available until the early part of 2016. Owners will be mailed an interim notification by the end of December 2015 and will be mailed a follow up notification when new air bag control modules are available. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is R60.

NOTES:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


Statement: Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) Module

October 30, 2015 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - FCA US LLC is voluntarily recalling an estimated 275,614 cross-utility vehicles (CUVs) in the U.S. to apply a moisture sealant and replace, as required, certain electrical components.

An FCA US investigation of warranty repairs discovered electrical components on certain older-model vehicles may be subject to moisture buildup that has potential implications for their Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) modules. Water intrusion may disable the vehicles' Anti-Lock Braking and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) systems.

FCA US is unaware of any related injuries or accidents. The condition, if it occurs, is most often preceded by an instrument-cluster warning light; foundation brake function is unaffected.

The recall is limited to certain 2012-2015 Dodge Journey CUVs. Additional vehicles are affected in other markets. They comprise an estimated 78,148 in Canada and 36,471 in Mexico. Another 151,476 are affected in left-hand-drive non-NAFTA markets where the vehicle is also sold as the Fiat Freemont.

Affected customers will be advised when they may schedule service, which will be performed free of charge. FCA US urges customers to heed the instructions on their recall notices.

Service may involve ABS module replacement, wiring repair and/or sealing certain connections to protect against moisture.

Customers with additional questions may call the FCA US Customer Information Center at 1-800-853-1403.


RECALL Subject : Water May Enter the ABS Module

Report Receipt Date: OCT 19, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V675000
Component(s): ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL , SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Potential Number of Units Affected: 275,614
All Products Associated with this Recall
Vehicle Make Model Model Year(s)
DODGE JOURNEY 2012-2015
Details

Manufacturer: Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

SUMMARY:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2012-2015 Dodge Journey vehicles manufactured April 21, 2012, to April 14, 2015. In the affected vehicles, water may enter the wiring harness for the Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) module and leak into the module, disabling the ABS and/or the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system.

CONSEQUENCE:
If the ABS or ESC is disabled, a loss of vehicle stability could occur, increasing the risk of a crash.

REMEDY:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will seal the ABS wiring harness to prevent water from entering and will replace the ABS module and repair the headlamp and dash wiring harness, as necessary. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is R61.

NOTES:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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