Chrysler is set to recall 189,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos, as it seems that these cars experience a problem with the fuel pump.
The famous company revealed that the reason it announced this recall is to fix this problem that may cause the vehicles to stall. In the new recall there are included 2011 car models with 3.6 liter V6 or 5.7 liter V8 engines. According to Chrysler, the issue can lead to an increased risk of an accident. The car maker revealed that the issue can be caused by a spring that can deform due to the increased heat.
Chrysler also revealed that according to the data they obtained until the end of August, no accidents or injuries have been linked to this issue. So luckily, there were no incidents determined by the defect. Of course, owners will be notified if their vehicles are included in this recall. As imagined, the needed repairs will be made for free.
Chrysler announced that dealers will start replacing the fuel pump relay starting with October 24. Apparently, the popular car maker just wants to see this issue solved as fast as possible. The announcement on the recall was posted on Saturday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It has also been revealed that the company started to investigate this potential issue in October 2013.
However, the Center for Auto Safety investigated this new recall, as well, and reached the conclusion that the way Chrysler handled it was not the most desirable one possible. The advocacy group indicated that the recall was inadequate, as more than 5 million other vehicles experience the same issue and Chrysler did nothing to have them repaired. According to this group, the famous car maker should recall these vehicles, as well.
The advocacy group went to file a petition with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, who has yet to confirm if they will look into this issue. If the claims of the Center for Auto Safety are true, we will surely see an impressive recall from Chrysler in the following months.