Jeep Grand Cherokee, Liberty, And Dodge Journey Affected
FCA will recall 894,000 vehicles worldwide 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.
NHTSA is investigating the Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee for rolling away while the transmission is in Park. Five crashes and three injuries are reported in the 14 claims to the government agency.
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FCA is allegedly pushing back the launch of around a dozen vehicles in the US, including the next-gen Ram 1500 and Jeep Wrangler. Alfa Romeo might see more products come to market even more quickly, though.
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.
A previous recall issued for the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango may not have been enough to fix an electrical problem that could lead to a fire, prompting the NHTSA to open a new investigation into the matter.
A jury in Georgia has awarded $150 million in damages in the case of a fire in a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee where a child died. FCA US is responsible for 99 percent of that and is still deciding whether to appeal.