DETROIT (June 29, 2015) — An urgent warning to stop driving their cars was sent to the owners of 65 brand new 2015 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee cars this week after Fiat Chrysler learned of a potential defect that could affect the brakes and stability of these cars.
Fiat Chysler Automobiles stated that these SUVs were equipped with suspension components that were not property heat-treated and this could lead to them breaking. If the components do break, the SUV’s could lose stability and drivers may not have enough power to break fast enough.
Some 7,690 other models not yet sold to consumers are also under recall for a defect found on vehicles assembled between June 12 and 20. Roughly 13 percent of these vehicles may have the defective components, but they are inspecting all of them due to the safety risk.
The manufacturer learned of the defect in a part supplied by one of its component suppliers who were undergoing a quality control review and found the issue. They immediately halted further shipments of the SUVs.
Owners of these vehicles are being asked to stop driving their cars immediately and arrange for an on-site inspection and repair. Most of the vehicles or 5,608 are presumed to be located in the United States with 255 in Canada and about 65 in Mexico.
For more information about this recall, contact FCA US Customer Care Center at 1-800-853-1403
If you have been involved in a collision due to such a defect or you believe your vehicle is a lemon under California law and would like to speak with an attorney, contact Johnson Attorneys Group at 800-235-6801 for a free consultation and case review.