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Recall Roundup: Chrysler Issues Four Separate Recalls

Recall Roundup: Chrysler Issues Four Separate Recalls

By Jeff Youngs, November 05, 2014

During the past week, Chrysler Group issued a handful of recalls--including two each for the 2014 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee--affecting a total of nearly 600,000 vehicles from model years 2010-2014. Mitsubishi Motors, Nissan North America, and Toyota Motor also announced recalls. Details are below, in alphabetical order by vehicle brand.


2014 Dodge Durango
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Chrysler Group (Chrysler) is recalling a total of 132,223 model-year 2014 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured October 3, 2013, to April 11, 2014. Due to an issue with the software for the Steering Column Control Module (SCCM), the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) may be disabled. If the ESC is disabled during certain driving situations, the driver may not be able to adequately control the vehicle.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the SCCM software free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on December 5, 2014. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is P64; owners may also refer to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) campaign number 14V636000.


2014 Dodge Durango
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Chrysler is recalling 126,772 model-year 2014 Dodge Durango vehicles manufactured June 2, 2013, to June 28, 2014, and 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured October 30, 2012, to April 30, 2014. Due to a fault within the Occupant Restraint Control (ORC) module, the front air bags, seat belt pre-tensioners, and side air bags may be disabled. The malfunction indicator light "MIL" should illuminate to initially warn drivers of a failure. If the front air bags, seat belt pre-tensioners, and side air bags are disabled, there is an increased risk of injury to the vehicle occupants in the event of a vehicle crash that necessitates use of the passive restraint system.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ORC module free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on December 8, 2014. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is P67; owners may also refer to NHTSA campaign number 14V643000.


2013 Infiniti QX56
2014 Infiniti QX80
Nissan North America (Nissan) is recalling a total of 1,848 model-year 2013 Infiniti QX56 vehicles manufactured September 1, 2012, to April 26, 2013, and 2014 Infiniti QX80 vehicles manufactured June 18, 2013, to February 11, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the driver's front air bag inflator may have been manufactured with an incorrect part. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's air bag, the incorrect part may block the flow of propellant to the air bag and the air bag's inflator may rupture. The rupture could cause metal fragments to strike and potentially seriously injure the vehicle occupants.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front driver air bag inflator free of charge. The recall will begin by late December 2014. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261, and may refer to NHTSA campaign number 14V668000.


2015 Lexus RX 350
2014 Toyota Avalon
2014 Toyota Camry
2014 Toyota Highlander
2014 Toyota Sienna
Toyota Motor (Toyota) is recalling approximately 20,000 vehicles, including model-year 2014 Toyota Avalon, Camry, Sienna, and Highlander, and model-year 2015 Lexus RX 350. In these vehicles, fuel may leak from one of the fuel delivery pipes in the engine compartment. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace any of the suspect fuel delivery pipes free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on November 3, 2014. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331, and may refer to NHTSA campaign number 14V576000.


2007-2009 Mitsubishi Outlander
Mitsubishi Motors (Mitsubishi) is recalling 37,145 model-year 2007-2009 Outlander vehicles manufactured December 15, 2006, to October 31, 2007, and April 16, 2008, to August 22, 2009. In the affected vehicles, the brake light switch may malfunction, causing the brake lights to not illuminate during brake application. Brake lights that are inoperative would not warn other drivers that the vehicle is stopping, increasing the risk of a crash.

Mitsubishi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake light switch with a new one free of charge. The recall began in mid-October 2014. Owners may contact Mitsubishi customer service at 1-888-648-7820. Mitsubishi's number for this recall is SR-14-010; owners may also refer to NHTSA campaign number 14V564000. Note: This recall is an expansion of recall 08V-680 and does not include any vehicles that were previously recalled.


2010-2014 Ram Heavy Duty Trucks
Chrysler is recalling a total of 314,704 model-year 2010-2014 Ram 2500, 3500, 4500, and 5500 trucks manufactured March 27, 2009, to September 5, 2013. In the affected vehicles, the electrical connectors of the diesel fuel heater may overheat. If the connectors overheat, the fuel heater may leak fuel, increasing the risk of a fire.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the harness side connector with a silver plated beryllium copper terminal service kit, and inspect the fuel heater for leaks, replacing it as necessary free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 5, 2014. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is P65; owners may also refer to NHTSA campaign number 14V635000.


2014 Ram ProMaster
Chrysler is recalling 23,053 model-year 2014 Ram ProMaster cargo vans manufactured April 23, 2013, to August 22, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the tire-pressure monitoring system (TPMS) may fail to learn the locations of the individual sensors while the vehicle is being driven. As a result, the low-tire-pressure warning light will illuminate, despite tire pressures being within specification. Should one of the tires lose air pressure, the driver would not be notified. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 138: "Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems." If the TPMS light illuminates because the sensors cannot be located, it could mask an actual low-tire-pressure condition, possibly resulting in tire failure.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the TPMS module with new software free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in November 2014. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is P62; owners may also refer to NHTSA campaign number 14V633000.

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