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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.
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.
Jeep is recalling 228,181 examples of the 2014 and 2015 Cherokee worldwide, for airbags that can inadvertently deploy during very hard cornering because the vehicle thinks it might roll over. The fix is a software update to adjust the sensitivity.
Chrysler is recalling nearly 350,000 cars and SUVs to fix ignition switches that could unexpectedly shut off the engines.
The public might associated ignition switch recalls with General Motors – and with good cause – but that's not the only automaker calling its vehicles back in to fix that sort of issue.
UPDATE: Here is the statement we received from Chrysler regarding NHTSA's query: "Chrysler Group LLC advised the National Highway Traffic Administration of the six reports and, in accordance with the Company's long-standing practice, is cooperating fully with the resulting investigation. Customer safety is paramount at Chrysler Group. Customers who are concerned may call 1-800-853-1403."
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has upgraded an investigation into certain Jeep models to an engineering analysis, according to Bloomberg Businessweek. NHTSA began investigating certain Jeep Grand Cherokee, Cherokee and Liberty models with fuel tanks positioned behind the rear axle in late 2010. Regulators say fires tied to rear-impact crashes may be responsible for 15 deaths and 46 injuries. The results of the engineering analysis will determine whether or not Chrysler is req
Those of you rolling in a new 2007 or 2008 Jeep Commander or Grand Cherokee, take note. Chrysler is recalling 28,755 vehicles due to front-brake calipers made out of gray iron, instead of ductile iron, which could cause the clamper to fracture and cease halting forward progress.