Chrysler Recalls Over 550,000 Trucks and SUVs in Two Separate Campaigns

After Ford announced only recently it's calling back approximately 205,000 crossovers due to premature rusting, Chrysler just beat that with two fell swoops. One of them affects a lot of Ram pickup trucks, while the second covers over 180k Dodge and Jeep SUVs.
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Starting with the bigger bad of the lot, the Chrysler Group tells that 381,876 Ram trucks are recalled on a global scale. These faulty pickups come in the form of the 2010 - 2014 model year Ram 2500 and 3500 models, as well as 4500 and 5500 chassis cabs.

314,704 of them are believed to reside the United States, while 59,432 units are in Canada. So what is the problem with these Ram workhorses? Apparently, an investigation of two cases found that fuel-heater housings can easily overheat.

Restricted to trucks equipped with 6.7L Cummins turbo diesel engines, it appears that a terminal connector near the fuel heater may be subject to friction-induced corrosion. The Chrysler Group highlights it's unaware of any toasty incidents.

Needless to say, dealers are instructed to upgrade certain wiring-harness terminals and replace their fuel-heater housings if they show signs of leakage. Affected owners with questions regarding servicing and anything else reach the Chrysler Group’s Customer Information Center at 1-800-853-1403.

184,186 sport utility vehicles are also recalled

As for the second recall, field data prompted the automaker to voluntarily call back certain 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs. It's believed that 132,223 of those are located Stateside, while 8,871 are in Canada, 4,742 are in Mexico and 38,350 are outside the NAFTA region.

On this occasion, a particular debris cover that protects a certain circuit board can be disrupted by a communication line, thus disabling the electronic stability control (ESC). Unaware of any crashes or related injuries, the automaker is informing that dealerships are to perform a software upgrade at no cost to owners to restore proper communication and ensure the ESC function is working properly.
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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