Chrysler Recalls 566,000 Trucks And SUVs For Fuel Leaks, Stability Control Issues

The recalls continue to roll in for national car manufacturers. This time Chrysler has issued two recalls affecting more than 566,000 trucks and SUVs for issues related to fuel leaks and electronic stability control disablement.

Chrysler announced Wednesday the recall of 314,704 model year 2010 to 2014 Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks and Ram 4500 and 5500 chassis cab trucks to replace the wiring harness and fuel heater housings.

Officials with the car manufacturer say engineers discovered that a terminal connector near the fuel heater may be subject to friction-induced corrosion, which could cause overheating and potential fuel leaks.

Owners of the affected vehicles will be notified and dealers will inspect the heater housings to determine if they need to be replaced.

The second recall from Chrysler covers 184,186 model year 2014 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokees for issues with the vehicles’ electronic stability control (ESC) software.

Officials with the company say a debris cover protecting certain circuit boards may inadvertently disrupt communication, disabling the ESC.

To remedy the situation dealers will perform an upgrade to software that manages ESC. Owners of affected vehicles will be notified next month and advised to schedule service at that time.

Chrysler says it unaware of any injuries or accidents related to either recall.

Statement: Software Upgrade [Chrysler]
Statement: Fuel-Heater Housing [Chrysler]