A problem with air-conditioning lines in the 2015 Jeep Cherokee coming into close contact with the exhaust manifold has prompted a recall of 75,364 units in the United States, and another 18,531 in other markets.
FCA US is recalling 1.4 million vehicles in the US to send the owners a software upgrade to prevent potential hacks. The issue stems from the weakness recently discovered in the Uconnect system in a Jeep Cherokee.
FCA is recalling 164,000 Jeep Cherokees with power liftgates to shield the controls. It's possible for moisture to get into the area and cause a short circuit. The automaker discovered the problem while investigating a fire in one of the SUVs.
Four FCA US assembly plants, all of the engine factories, and many transmission-building sites are staying open all summer to keep up with demand. Usually there would be a two-week summer shutdown during the year.
FCA is expanding its airbag software recall on the 2014 and 2015 Jeep Cherokee by an additional 68,593 vehicles worldwide. If crossovers experience a sudden change in angle that upset their balance, the side airbags can potentially deploy.