Chrysler Recalls 33,000 Trucks, SUVs, And Minivans For Tire Pressure Problems

Chrysler continues its recall roll this week, issuing two more notices calling back more than 33,000 vehicles for issues related to tire pressure monitoring systems.

The car manufacturer announced the recall of 10,390 model year 2014 Jeep Wranglers, Dodge Grand Caravans and Chrysler Town & Country minivans because of false warnings from the tire pressure monitor (TPM) system.

Officials with the company say recall was initiated to reconfigure a TPM module to disable a test mode that was inadvertently left on following shipment of the vehicles.

The TPM module in the recalled vehicles may not get accurate tire-pressure readings, which can result in a false warning.

The second recall, which involves 23,053 model year 2014 Ram ProMaster full-size vans, concerns a needed software upgrade in the TPM system.

According to Chrysler, the vans contain TPM sensors that lack the capability to recognize which tire the pressure data is coming from. The issue can create false signals of low tire pressure.

Additionally, if the light is already activated, the system may not properly alert vehicle occupants if tire pressure actually becomes low.

Owners of vehicles covered by both recalls will be notified next month and advised of when they can schedule service.

Today’s recalls mark the third and fourth for Chrysler this week. Yesterday, the company issued two separate recalls involving more than 566,000 trucks and SUVs that may have fuel leaks and stability control issues.

On Monday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced it was opening an inquiry into Chrysler’s Dodge brand for poor communication and delays in remedying a 2013 recall of the 972,000 model year 2003-2012 light and heavy-duty Ram trucks that contain a defect in the left tie rod assembly that if fractured could cause the vehicle to lose steering control.

Statement: Tire Pressure Monitors [Chrysler]

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