Jeep Grand Cherokee
NHTSA says it has received nine complaints that the Jeep system suddenly reduced speed “with no pending threats in the line of travel.”
Nearly two years after agreeing to recall 1.56 million older Jeeps that could catch fire in rear-end crashes, the maker of the vehicles has repaired only a fraction of the Jeeps covered.
More than 2 million Toyota, Chrysler and Honda vehicles are being recalled for a second fix for faulty air bags that may inadvertently inflate while the car is running.
Chrysler is recalling more than 566,000 SUVs and trucks because malfunctioning fuel heaters can cause fires, or a software glitch can disable the electronic stability control.
Chrysler is recalling nearly 907,000 Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep SUVs and cars for failing alternators and heated power mirrors that can cause minor fires.
The vehicles also might not start, and the fuel pump could keep working even when the engine is shut off.
An auto safety advocacy group has asked the U.S. government to investigate power system failures in Chrysler vehicles that could cause them to stall while being driven.
Chrysler is recalling nearly 870,000 SUVs because corrosion may make the vehicles’ brakes harder to use.
Chrysler Group’s net income rose 22 percent to $464 million in the third quarter as U.S. demand for the Ram pickup and Jeep Grand Cherokee rose.
“Some redesigns and new models replace a onetime star that lingered well past its freshness date, while others are the successor to a car that was doomed from the get-go.”