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Recall Roundup: Fiat Chrysler Recalls 200K Dodge Grand Caravans to Inspect Air Bag Wiring

Recall Roundup: Fiat Chrysler Recalls 200K Dodge Grand Caravans to Inspect Air Bag Wiring

By Joseph Dobrian, June 19, 2017

During the past week, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), Porsche Cars North America (Porsche), and Volvo Car USA (Volvo) issued recalls that affect a total of nearly 230,000 light passenger vehicles, from the 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2017 model years. FCA accounts for 210,588 of those vehicles.

2011 Dodge Grand Caravan photoDetails for each safety recall follow, in alphabetical order by car brand.

2011-2012 Dodge Grand Caravan

  • Number of vehicles affected: 209,135
  • Issue: The driver's frontal air bag may unexpectedly deploy if the air bag wiring harness gets chafed within the steering wheel and short circuits.
  • Remedy: FCA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the air bag wiring within the steering wheel, replacing it if necessary. A protective cover will also be installed. These repairs will be made free of charge to the vehicle owner.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin July 28, 2017. Owners may contact FCA customer service at 1-800-853-1403.
  • Manufacturer recall number: T33
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V376000


2017 Chrysler Pacifica Plug-In Hybrid Electric

  • Number of vehicles affected: 1,353
  • Issue: The diodes in the power inverter module (PIM) may fail due to an overvoltage condition. If the diodes fail, the vehicle will not move under its own power.
  • Remedy: FCA has not yet finalized its remedy plans for this recall.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin on July 24, 2017. Owners may contact FCA customer service at 1-800-853-1403.
  • Manufacturer recall number: T34
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V371000


2017 Chrysler Pacifica Plug-In Hybrid Electric

  • Number of vehicles affected: 100
  • Issue: The tire placard incorrectly lists the seating capacity as 6 occupants rather than 7, with a combined weight of 950 lbs. rather than 1,100 lbs.
  • Remedy: FCA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the tire placard label free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin July 28, 2017. Owners may contact FCA customer service at 1-800-853-1403.
  • Manufacturer recall number: T37
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V375000


Various 2010-2012 Porsche Vehicles

  • Number of vehicles affected: 17,986
  • Issue: Porsche is recalling certain 2010-2012 Panamera S, Panamera 4S, and Panamera Turbo vehicles; 2011-2012 Panamera and Panamera 4 vehicles; and 2011 Cayenne S and Cayenne Turbo vehicles. The camshaft controllers may come loose inside the engine, potentially resulting in an engine stall.
  • Remedy: Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fastening screws for the camshaft adjusters free of charge.
  • Timing: The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Porsche customer service at 1-800-767-7243.
  • Manufacturer recall number: AH08
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V368000


2017 Volvo XC90

  • Number of vehicles affected: 1,305
  • Issue: The micro gas generator (MGG), a subcomponent part used within the right-hand side seat belt retractor for the third-row seats, may detach after the seat belt retractor pre-tensioner is deployed.
  • Remedy: Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will replace the third-row passenger's side seat belt retractor free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin August 7, 2017. Owners may contact Volvo customer service at 1-800-458-1552.
  • Manufacturer recall number: R89716
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V370000

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