Faulty Cruise Control Prompts Fiat Chrysler to Issue Urgent Recall

Fiat Chrysler is recalling 4.8 million vehicles because of a potential defect in the cruise control that may make it impossible for drivers to turn it off and may even make their cars speed up. The company said drivers should not use cruise control until they visit their dealership for a free inspection and software fix if needed. Vehicles currently affected by the urgent recall include:

  • Dodge Journey MY 2014-2018 SUV
  • Dodge Durango MY 2014-2018 SUV
  • Dodge Challenger MY 2015-2018 2-Door
  • Dodge Charger MY 2014-2018 4-Door
  • Ram 3500 MY 2014-2018 Pickup Truck
  • Ram 3500 Cab Chassis MY 2014-2018 Pickup Truck
  • Ram 3500 Less Than 10,000 Pound Cab Chassis MY 2016-2018 Pickup Truck
  • Ram 2500 MY 2014-2018 Pickup Truck
  • Ram 4500/5500 Cab Chassis MY 2014-2018 Pickup Truck
  • Ram 1500 MY 2014-2019 Pickup Truck
  • Jeep Wrangler MY 2018 SUV
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee MY 2014-2018 SUV
  • Jeep Cherokee MY 2014-2018 SUV
  • Chrysler 300 MY 2014-2018 4-Door
  • Chrysler Pacifica MY 2017-2018 Van
  • Chrysler 200 MY 2015-2017 4-Door

To see if your vehicle is affected, go to www.safercars.gov and plug in your 17-digit Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). Owners also can call the company at 866-220-6747.

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