Chrysler Recalling 566K Pickup Trucks and SUVs

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

Chrysler has announced two vehicle recalls covering roughly 566,000 vehicles.

The larger recall announcement covers 381,876 Ram pickup trucks equipped with the 6.7-liter Cummins diesel. The recall is a result of two investigations into the trucks concerning fuel-heater housings that showed signs of overheating. Engineers found a terminal connector near the fuel heater that can corrode over time due to friction and cause the problem.

Specifically, 2010 through 2014 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups along with 4500 and 5500 chassis cabs are affected. To fix the problem, dealers will install new terminals made from upgraded material, inspect the cover for leaks and replace it if necessary.

The second recall campaign affects the 2014 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee. In some cases, a certain circuit board can come in connect with a debris cover causing the electronic stability control to disable. Dealers will install a software upgrade that keeps the ESC active at all times.

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Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="">Google+</A>

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