Recall Alert: 2015 Chrysler 200, 2014 Jeep Cherokee, Ram 1500 Affected

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After Chrysler recently recalled 89 units of the 200 mid-size sedan for an issue with the wiring harness and suggested us that it's "a story about a quality-check system that works," the 2015 Chrysler 200 has been recalled again because of sub-standard welds.
These welds may lead to the detachment of the vehicle's rear shock absorbers, says the carmaker. An estimated 21,000 cars are affected by this defect, including the 2014 Jeep Cherokee and Ram 1500 light-duty pickup truck. An internal investigation was opened in June after someone filed a report about a Hitachi rear shock ring that had split, the supplier accusing a secondary supplier over deficient welds.

Anyone can imagine how bad it would be for a shock absorber to detach while the car is moving, but Chrysler says that it's unaware of any crashes or injuries related to this defect. Dealer service departments will inspect the rear shock welds and any sub-standard ensembles will be replaced free of charge.

Rougly 14,300 cars suspected to suffer from insufficient welds to the rear shocks are located in the United States, 5,300 are believed to be in Canada, while 160 are in Mexico and some 2,000 elsewhere.  If you don't want to wait for the recall notification to arrive via post, it's possible to hasten the process by calling Chrysler at 800-853-1403. Don't forget to mention recall number P37 when you contact the manufacturer.
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