FCA Recalls 323361 Vehicles In US Over Wiring And Software Issues

Posted: Jul 26 2016, 5:30am CDT | by , Updated: Jul 26 2016, 9:00pm CDT, in News | Cars & Vehicles


FCA Recalls 323361 Vehicles in US over Wiring and Software Issues
  • FCA Recalls 323,000 Vehicles due to Wiring and Software issues

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) recalled more than 320,000 cars voluntarily in order to avoid some kind of wiring and software issues. The cars are being recalled from all over the US. The recalled vehicles were built from the years 2014 and 2015. The cars that are included in the recall include the 2015 Chrysler 200, Jeep Renegade, the 2014/15 Jeep Cherokees and Ram ProMaster City.

The problem that arose in the vehicles was related to wiring harness which was observed in solenoid fault code of wiring. This problem can cause the engine to stop abruptly. The engine can stop while the car is being driven too. This kind of engine stoppage and loss of power can lead to accidents of vehicles. This can be drastic in many ways causing injuries and fatalities. So far no deaths or injuries have been reported.

The fix suggested by these vehicles include a fix by FCA which will include the update of software. The company will also replace harness of wire in order to make the engine work properly. According to the company the cars owners that face the problem can temporarily resolve the problem by restarting the vehicle. These days FCA is also reaching out to the owners of effected vehicles in order to schedule a service.

The vehicles that have been recalled, all belong to U.S. While on the other hand there are multiple vehicles that are effected but are being driven outside U.S. it is estimated that around 35,511 vehicles are being driven in Canada, 7,067 vehicles are being driven in Mexico and 43,927 vehicles are driven outside the NAFTA region.  

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