Million Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram Vehicles: Recall Alert


Fiat Chrysler is recalling nearly 5 million vehicles in the US over fears they could get stuck in cruise control.

According to Fiat Chrysler, no crashes or injuries have been recorded in relation to the cruise control problem. The only way to stop at that point would be to brake to a full stop.

Fiat Chrysler said company officials are aware of a single incident in March involving a 2017 Dodge Journey in which the driver couldn't shut off the vehicle's cruise control.

Affected models include the 2014-2019 Ram 1500 pickup, as well as the 2014-2018 Ram 2500, 3500, 4500 and 5500 pickups and chassis cab trucks.

Bill Bertrand, general manager at Morrie's Chippewa Valley Mazda, says it's important to pay attention to any warnings or correspondence regarding a vehicle recall.

The system would then need to increase the speed of the vehicle at the same time there's a short-circuit in a "specific electrical network".

Drivers could override the cruise control in case of a failure either by braking or switching the vehicle into neutral.

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The flaw was initially discovered after Fiat Chrysler, which is also known as FCA, tested the vehicles' computer network.

FCA will be notifying customers next week and the company recommends that owners don't use the cruise control system until their vehicle has been equipped with updated software to correct the problem. "It was still running at an engine speed to support 70 miles per hour and fighting the brakes", the driver wrote.

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The recall affects certain Jeep, Ram, Dodge and Chrysler models built between 2014 and 2018. "We urge customers to follow the instructions on their recall notices".

Fiat Chrysler noted the recall repairs are free of charge and said it will begin alerting affected customers as early as next week.

In July 2015, Fiat Chrysler agreed to a $105 million settlement for mishandling almost two dozen recall campaigns covering 11 million vehicles.