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Recall 18V524000

Engine Stalls And Fails To Start

Recall Details

A voltage regulator chip on the powertrain control module's circuit board may fail, resulting in the vehicle's engine stalling or not starting. Dealers will replace the powertrain control module free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

A chip in the circuit board of the powertrain control module may fail, resulting in the vehicle's engine stalling or causing the vehicle to not start. This increases risk of an accident.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram or Fiat vehicle must be performed by a Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram or Fiat dealership, respectively. Fiat Chrysler will notify known owners of affected vehicles (a timetable of this notification is not available as of the time of this writing). If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram or Fiat dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Fiat Chrysler recall number is U87.

Engine, August 09, 2018

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
August 09, 2018
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
12,779
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
18V524000
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Summary
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2018 Jeep Renegade, Compass and Grand Cherokee, RAM 1500 and Promaster, Fiat 500x, Dodge Journey, Challenger, Charger and Durango and Chrysler 300x vehicles, 2017-2018 Jeep Wrangler, Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country vehicles and 2018-2019 Jeep Cherokee and Chrysler Pacifica vehicles. The powertrain control module may be equipped with a voltage regulator chip in the circuit board that may fail, causing a stall or a no start condition.
Consequence
A vehicle stall can increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the powertrain control module, free of charge. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is U87.
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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