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Chrysler Group Recalls 230,000 SUVs

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 9/21/2014 Kelly Pleskot

Chrysler Group is recalling 230,760 SUVs due to a problem that may cause engine stalling.

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Affected models include 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs. In the U.S., an estimated 188,723 models are affected as well as 15,898 in Canada, 7,126 in Mexico, and 19,013 in other regions.

Fuel pump relays may fail, which may prevent the engine from starting or cause the engine to stall out. The relay is located in the Totally Integrated Power Module, which manages other vehicle functions but, according to Chrysler, airbag deployment is not affected by the faulty relays. The problem lies in a spring that may deform due to excessive heat. No injuries or accidents related to this problem have been reported.

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee rear view© Provided by MotorTrend 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee rear view

According to Chrysler, the issue was discovered during internal testing beginning in October 2013. The examination discovered a pattern of repairs involving the fuel pump problem.

Chrysler has not yet announced when the recall will begin. The company said it will notify owners when to schedule a free vehicle service to fix the problem. When that happens, Chrysler will install a new relay circuit that improves fuel pump durability. In the meantime, owners can contact Chrysler at 800-853-1403.

Source: Chrysler Group

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