Fiat Chrysler did not issue any cars, but two separate recalls this week were two separate issues.
Think back to: Airbag deployment
The first recall of the FCA covered 363,480 cases of Dodge Journey between 2011 and 2015.
Recall the front driver’s airbag involving the vehicle. The airbag harness may rub inside the steering wheel, which can cause the airbag to unintentionally unfold if this happens. This increases the risk of collision and driver injury.
Thankfully, the fix is ??very simple. The dealer technician will inspect the vehicle and replace the airbag wiring in the steering wheel, if necessary. They will also install a shield to prevent scratches on future wires. The recall is expected to start on August 21, 2017.
Recall the second one: Alternator failure
The second FCA recall involved 442,214 cars. It is divided into several models, including the 2011-2014 Chrysler 300,2011-2014 Dodge Challenger, 2011-2014 Dodge Charger, 2011-2014 Dodge Durango and 2012-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee. All vehicles have a 5.7-liter V8 or a 3.6-liter V6.
In this case, the problem can be traced back to the car’s alternator, either 160, 180 or 220 amps. The alternator may suddenly malfunction, possibly causing the vehicle to stall. If the engine dies while driving, it may increase the risk of a collision. The alternator may also short-circuit and cause a fire.
The solution is as simple as you expect. The technician will check the alternator and replace it with a new one based on the part number. The recall is expected to start on August 24, 2017.