Chrysler recalls 230K SUVS
Washington — Chrysler Group LLC is recalling 230,760 SUVs worldwide because a fuel pump problem can lead to stalling.
The Auburn Hills unit of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV said it is recalling its 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs — including nearly 189,000 in the United States — because of a possible failure in the fuel pump. A contact spring can malfunction due to the heat caused by contact power, ambient temperature around the fuel pump relay, and battery voltage.
The recalled vehicles may intermittently or permanently: not start, not start the first time, not stay running upon start, stall, or the fuel pump may stay energized upon vehicle shutdown. If the vehicles stall the SUV “maintains power and functionality for certain features, such as hazard indicators, seat belt pretensioners and airbags,” Chrysler said.
Dealers will install a new relay circuit that improves fuel-pump relay durability. The problem was discovered during a review of internal data that began in October 2013 that discovered a pattern of repairs involving fuel-pump relays in certain 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs.
Chrysler is unaware of any accidents or injuries related to this condition.
The recall covers an estimated 188,723 vehicles in the U.S.; 15,898 in Canada; 7,126 in Mexico and 19,013 outside North America.
Chrysler will advise affected customers when they may schedule service.