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Recalls: Grand Cherokee, Dodge Durango, Ford Escape

Recalls: Grand Cherokee, Dodge Durango, Ford Escape

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SUMMARY:

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango vehicles manufactured June 12, 2015, to June 20, 2015. Due to a manufacturing error, the affected vehicles have rear lower control arms that may fracture.

CONSEQUENCE:

If the rear lower control arm fractures, the vehicle may have a sudden change in ride height, rear end instability and/or reduced braking, increasing the risk of a crash.

REMEDY:

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles and replace any affected rear lower control arms, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 10, 2015. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Note: Owners are advised not to drive their vehicle until it has been inspected at the owner’s location. Vehicles will be towed to dealers for repairs as necessary.

NOTES:

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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SUMMARY:

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Ford Escape vehicles manufactured May 19, 2014, to February 6, 2015, and Transit Connect vehicles manufactured May 13, 2014, to December 10, 2014. Due to a software incompatibility issue, the instrument panel cluster be inoperative including a blank multiple functional display (MFD), and non-functional warning chimes, messages and warning lights. Specific warning chimes, messages and warning lights. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 101, “Control and Displays.”

CONSEQUENCE:

If the instrument cluster is inoperative, the driver of may not be warned of safety related issues such as low tire pressures or disabled air bags, increasing the risk of personal injury or a crash.

REMEDY:

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will update the instrument panel software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 10, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 15C03.

NOTES:

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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