Chrysler is recalling 4.8 million vehicles, 2014-2018 model years; CRUISE CONTROL
RECALL Subject : Cruise Control cannot be Cancelled
Report Receipt Date: MAY 17, 2018
NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V332000
Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM , VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Potential Number of Units Affected: 4,846,885
Manufacturer: Chrysler (FCA US LLC)
MAY 2018 — Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2014-2018 Dodge Journey, Charger and Durango, RAM 2500, 3500, 3500 Cab Chassis (more than 10,000lb), 4500 Cab Chassis and 5500 Cab Chassis, Jeep Cherokee and Grand Cherokee and Chrysler 300, 2014-2019 RAM 1500, 2015-2018 Dodge Challenger, 2015-2017 Chrysler 200, 2016-2018 RAM 3500 Cab Chassis (less than 10,000 lb), 2017-2018 Chrysler Pacifica and 2018 Jeep Wrangler vehicles. These vehicles are being recalled to address a defect that could prevent the cruise control system from disengaging. If, when using cruise control, there is a short circuit within the vehicle’s wiring, the driver may not be able to shut off the cruise control either by depressing the brake pedal or manually turning the system off once it has been engaged, resulting in either the vehicle maintaining its current speed or possibly accelerating. If the vehicle maintains its speed or accelerates despite attempts to deactivate the cruise control, there would be an increased risk of a crash. Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the software, and perform a software flash on the engine or powertrain control module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 6, 2018. Note: Owners are advised to stop using cruise control until the software update has been performed. In the event that cruise control cannot be disengaged while driving, owners should firmly and steadily apply the brakes and shift the transmission to neutral, placing the vehicle in park once it has stopped. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
Chrysler 200 — 2015-2017
Chrysler 300 — 2014-2018
Chrysler Pacifica — 2017-2018
Dodge Challenger — 2015-2018
Dodge Charger — 2014-2018
Dodge Durango — 2014-2018
Dodge Journey — 2014-2018
Jeep Cherokee — 2014-2018
Jeep Grand Cherokee — 2014-2018
Jeep Wrangler — 2018
Ram 1500 — 2014-2019
Ram 2500 — 2014-2018
Ram 3500 — 2014-2018
Ram 4500 — 2014-2018
Ram 5500 — 2014-2018
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