Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling almost 700,000 SUVs to help ensure the integrity of an electrical connection. The recall pertains to certain 2011 to 2013 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee models. According to the statement released by FCA, the relays in the subject vehicles may have been installed in response to a previous recall.
FCA dealers had contacted about an ongoing issue, which led FCA to investigate further. During the investigation, FCA engineers discovered silicon deposits on the contact points of certain fuel pump relays, which may interrupt electrical current and prevent engine start-up and/or contribute to stalling.
FCA states that 528,594 vehicles in the United States, 34,764 vehicles in Canada, 18,152 vehicles in Mexico, and 116,511 vehicles outside North America are estimated to be included in the recall.
The affected customers will be contacted and will be advised as to when they can schedule service at their local Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep/Ram dealer to correct the issue. Of course, the service will be provided free of charge. Those who have questions or concerns can call FCA at 1-800-853-1403.