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Recall 15V469000

Rear Suspension Arms Fracture

Recall Details

The rear suspension lower control arms could fracture and fail, causing reduced vehicle control. Dealers will inspect and replace affected arms free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The rear suspension lower control arms may fracture due to a problem in manufacturing. This can result in reduced or lost vehicle control.

What Should You Do?

Chrysler notified owners of affected vehicles starting in July 2015. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The Chrysler recall number is R38.

Suspension & Steering, July 27, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
July 27, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
5,485
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V469000
Component
SUSPENSION
Summary
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango vehicles manufactured June 12, 2015, to June 20, 2015. The affected vehicles may be equipped with rear lower control arms that may have been incorrectly heat treated. This may cause the rear lower control arm to fracture.
Consequence
If the rear lower control arm fractures it may result in a change in ride height, loss of rear end stability, and reduced braking capabilities, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and if necessary replace the lower control arms, free of charge. The recall began July 29, 2015. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is R38. Note: This supersedes Recall No. 15V-407.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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