FCA Recalls Various Models to Address Software, Wire Harness Issues

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling various models to address an issue with the wire harness as well as installing updated software.

The automaker has announced that it is recalling 323,361 vehicles in the U.S. to update certain software and replace wire harnesses as needed. According to FCA, an examination of warranty data resulted in an investigation that discovered an insufficient crimp in a wire harness. As a result, the insufficient crimp could lead to a solenoid fault code that can cause propulsion loss. The company said that most vehicles in the recall will not experience this fault code over their lifetimes, but if they do, it can typically be temporarily resolved by stopping the vehicle and restarting the engine.

Affected vehicles include the 2015 Chrysler 200 sedan, Ram ProMaster City small vans, Jeep Renegade and Cherokee SUVs. Certain 2014 model year Cherokees are also affected by the recall.

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No vehicle built after September 23, 2014 are affected because a change had been made in the harness-manufacturing process. There are also an estimated 35,511 additional vehicles in Canada, as well as 7,067 in Mexico and 43,927 outside the NAFTA region.

No accidents or injuries related to the recall have been reported.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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