2016 Jeep Wrangler Recalled Due To Front Impact Sensor Wiring Defect

Posted: Oct 20 2016, 12:10pm CDT | by , in Cars & Vehicles


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2016 Jeep Wrangler Recalled due to Front Impact Sensor Wiring Defect
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The defect was a caused due to a problem with the wiring of sensor.

Fiat Chrysler has recently announced two new recalls which will affect a total of 311,000 units of vehicles. The bigger part of this recall will affect the 2016 and 2017 Jeep Wrangler models.

The 2017 models are not introduced in the market yet thus company will make the amendments on their own before launching them in market. While the 2016 models that are sold to customers will be recalled to make the problem solve by company.

The affected Wranglers that have been recalled are facing an issue of Impact sensor warning. It was seen by FCA that a wiring in the impact sensor can disconnect on its own that can lead on to the potential failure of warning system.

This can result in crashes and fatalities in many unfortunate cases. The wiring failure is supposed to disable the sensor due to which no warning is issued if something comes into contact in front of the vehicle.

This defect was found in FCA’s in house crash test. According to Fiat Chrysler, the problem can be solved easily as the affected jeeps just need to be rewired for the sensors.

The other recall that was announced on Tuesday is related to an issue faced by a fleet. The recall will affect the 2007-2013 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks by company.

Along with that model 4500, 5500 chassis cabs and 2011-2014 Dodge Charger Police vehicles have been recalled too. The problem with these vehicles is the “premature diode wear,” according to AutoBlog.

It is seen that the alternators of these vehicles can short is the vehicles is driven in extreme hot temperature conditions. The company will replace the faulty parts of all affected vehicles.

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