Wow, you cannot pour yourself a cup of coffee and turn on the TV without hearing about another recall from the FCA and/or Jeep. It is just more gasoline on the fire. While it is inevitable to a certain point (after all MILLIONs of Jeeps and FCA are sold around the world each year), that there will be some recalls one way or another. The FCA seems to be taking point on maybe the most recalls we of 2016.
Jeep Wiper and Fuel Leak Recall
This newest recall effects 88,888 vehicles worldwide (wow, is that a lottery number or what?). The first part of the recall is about malfunctioning wiper motors. (some reports say “windshield wipers,” but of course, that is just the arm and blade part. It is the motor that malfunctions). The FCA reports the issue may be due to some electrical connections that aren’t up to the companies specifications and could cause a short. This malfunction would stop the wiper motor (and thus, the wiper arms and blades) from working at all. The wiper motor recalls are for vehicles such as the Dodge Darts, 2016 Dodge Durangos, and the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokees. The second recall involves a more serious matter. That recall is about the possibility of a fuel rail leaking on the engine. That could have gasoline on a hot engine, and lead to a fire. The FCA reports it was a manufacturing defect in the part itself (rather than the assembly of the vehicle itself) and may have effected around 30 vehicles. Somehow a fastener on the manifold comes in contact with the fuel rail (we guess it might rub up against it), and cause the fuel rail to leak. The fuel rail recall effects Dodge Durangos and Jeep Grand Cherokees
equipped with the 3.6 L V6 engine (assembled during the first quarter of the 2016 year). Dealerships will be inspecting those vehicles, and wheen needed, will be replacing the lower intake manifold. There haven't been any accidents or deaths reported yet as far as is known, but the FCA seems to be is taking these preventive measures for the safety of its Customers.