FCA US is recalling an estimated 323,361 2015 model-year Chrysler 200, Ram ProMaster City, Jeep Renegade, and 2014-2015 Jeep Cherokee vehicles in the U.S. to update software and replace wire harnesses as needed, the automaker said.
“An examination of warranty data led to an FCA US investigation that discovered an insufficient crimp in a wire harness,” FCA US said in a released statement. “Such a crimp may lead to a solenoid fault code that can cause propulsion loss.”
The company, however, noted it’s unaware of any related injuries or accidents.
Most of these recalled vehicles will never experience this fault code over their lifetimes, FCA US said. But if the condition does occur, the driver can temporarily resolve the problem by stopping the vehicle and re-starting its engine.
“Accordingly, FCA US urges customers to heed the instructions on their recall notices,” the company said.
A change made in the harness manufacturing process eliminated the need to recall any vehicle built after Sept. 23, 2014.
In addition to the vehicles recalled in the U.S., an estimated 35,511 vehicles will be recalled in Canada for the same issue. Further, 7,067 will be recalled in Mexico and 43,927 outside the NAFTA region.
Vehicle owners will be advised when they can schedule service. The FCA US customer care center can be reached at (800) 853-1403.
Originally posted on Automotive Fleet