FCA is recalling 4.8 million vehicles across 15 nameplates and six models years for a software...

FCA is recalling 4.8 million vehicles across 15 nameplates and six models years for a software defect that affects the cruise-control system.

Photo of Ram 2500 Laramie Longhorn courtesy of FCA.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling roughly 4.8 million vehicles due to a defect that could prevent the cruise control system from disengaging, the company has announced.

Drivers in affected vehicles shouldn't use cruise control until their vehicles are taken in for a software update, according to the company.

The issue arises when a short-circuit occurs at the same time that a vehicle’s cruise control system accelerates as it attempts to maintain driver-selected speeds. In this event, a driver may become unable to cancel cruise-control. However, the driver is able to overpower the cruise-control acceleration by pressing on the vehicle’s brakes.

As of press time, no related injuries or accidents have been reported. The vehicles affected by this recall include:

  • 2015-2017 Chrysler 200 sedan
  • 2014-2018 Chrysler 300 sedan
  • 2017-2018 Chrysler Pacifica minivan
  • 2015-2018 Dodge Challenger coupe
  • 2014-2018 Dodge Charger sedan
  • 2014-2018 Dodge Journey midsize SUV
  • 2014-2018 Dodge Durango midsize SUV
  • 2014-2018 Jeep Cherokee compact SUV
  • 2014-2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee midsize SUV
  • 2018 Jeep Wrangler compact SUV
  • 2014-2019 Ram 1500 pickup
  • 2014-2018 Ram 2500 pickup
  • 2014-2018 Ram 3500 pickup
  • 2014-2018 Ram 3500 cab chassis
  • 2014-2018 Ram 4500/5500 cab chassis

FCA will alert affected customers as early as next week to begin scheduling service appointments, which will be done free of charge, according to the company.

Originally posted on Automotive Fleet

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