The EPA has announced Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) will recall over 863,000 vehicles for failing to meet U.S. emissions standards.
The affected vehicles are from the 2011-2016 model years, with front-wheel-drive and gasoline engines. Each will need a new catalytic converter. Given the scope and complexity of the repair, FCA plans on splitting the recall into phases with the oldest models getting repaired first.keep reading article "Some Dodge Vehicles Will Need New Catalytic Converters After Failing to Meet Emissions Standards"
FCA says their transmission pumps “may not conform to specifications” and need to be recalled in the 2015-2016 Journey and Grand Caravan.
They thank the discovery of the problem to an examination of warranty data that caused an internal investigation of the six-speed automatic transmissions.keep reading article "It's Time to Dump Your Dodge Transmission Pump"
The 2009-2016 Dodge Journey likes to leak when it's cold, according to Fiat-Chrysler (FCA).
Good thing summer is on the way:
FCA says an investigation determined power steering fluid lines can leak when the engine is started in cold weather. The automaker says steering will be more difficult but a driver won't lose steering control and no accidents or injuries have been reported.…keep reading article "Journey Leaks Power Steering Fluid When It’s Cold Outside"
Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) is recalling 112,000 vehicles with defective Continental airbags.
They opened an internal investigation in July 2015 to
find out why a 2009 Dodge Journey airbag deployed for no apparent reason. The automaker later found 13 potential inadvertent airbag deployments with airbags made by Continental Automotive Systems.
Recently, Continental announced they needed to recall 5 million airbags that were susceptible to corrosion. The airbags in question might not deploy in a crash, which really defeats the point.
FCA says they aren't sure when the recall will begin.keep reading article "Grand Caravan and Journey Mentioned in Continental Airbag Lawsuit"
Fiat-Chrysler is recalling 275k SUVs because of a BS issue. Oh wait, an ABS issue. My mistake.
275,614 model year 2012-2015 Dodge Journey SUVs could lose control because of water entering the anti-lock brake system module wiring harnesses.
Water and electronics are not friends. Once the ABS module gets wet it fries up like an egg and disables the anti-lock brakes. It might even disable the electronic stability control system (ESC) for good measure.keep reading article "Journey Anti-Lock Braking System Recall"
Engine covers are mainly for looks.
I mean, sure, there's some heat retention, dirt prevention and noise reduction qualities, but let's be honest --- they're mostly for show. Maybe that's why I'm so upset that Fiat-Chrysler had to recall a quarter-of-a-million small SUVs earlier this summer for fires via engine covers:
"Loose engine covers that can dislodge and possibly cause a fire."
Seriously? FCA says if you drive your vehicle on unpaved or uneven roads, the cover can become dislodged and start to melt if it touches the exhaust system. Good times.…keep reading article "Loose Engine Covers Recalled Before They Take Off"