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The Basics: FCA is recalling 10,944 examples of the 2009-16 Dodge Journey - specifically those equipped with the optional engine block heaters and located in extremely cold climates.

The Problem: Power steering fluid lines may leak when starting the engine in extremely cold weather, which would increase the amount of effort required to steer the vehicle.

Injuries/Deaths: FCA reports that it is "unaware of any related injuries or accidents."

The fix: The manufacturer is working on expediting replacement parts to resolve the issue in those vehicles potentially affected.

If you own one: Expect to hear from the manufacturer soon to arrange service. Your chances of being affected are higher if you live in Canada, where a far greater number – estimated at 187,436 – of Journeys may be affected.

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STATEMENT: FLUID LINE

May 6, 2016 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - FCA US LLC is voluntarily recalling an estimated 10,944 U.S.-market midsize crossover vehicles equipped with optional block heaters to address fluid-line durability in extreme, cold-weather conditions.

An investigation found some lines carrying power-steering fluid may leak at engine start-up, when the vehicle is subject to extreme cold.

Steering is not lost in such circumstances. However, if a vehicle is so-affected, the amount of physical effort required to steer may increase.

The Company is unaware of any related injuries or accidents.

Affected are certain model-year 2009-2016 Dodge Journey vehicles. An estimated 187,436 vehicles in Canada are also subject to this recall.

Replacement parts are expected to become available soon. Affected customers will be notified accordingly.

FCA US urges customers to follow the instructions on all recall notices. Customers with questions may call the FCA US Customer Care Center at 1-800-853-1403.

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