The United States authorities have opened three investigations into safety issues involving approximately 1.65 million vehicles of the Stellantis group, formerly FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles).
The largest of the three affects 1.34 million Cherokee SUVs from 2014 to 2020. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), similar to Transport Canada, says it has received 80 complaints alleging that the electronic parking brake can go off while the vehicles are in motion. in motion.
This can be a problem. According to the agency and the nature of the complaint, the problem was caused by water entering the computer that controls the electronic brake.
The second investigation concerns some 289,000 Dodge Journey, Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot SUVs collected since 2016. This time, 127 complaints were received stating that the engine could stall without warning. The problem will be related to sensors in the height of the crankshaft or camshaft. NHTSA says the FCA issued a call in 2016 to address a similar issue. Now he wants to know if the problem occurs on models that were not included in the recall or have not been fixed.
Ultimately, 40 complaints were received from Chrysler Pacifica plug-in owners. This time, it’s a transmission problem that can cause power loss. The study involves 21,000 units from 2019 to 2021.
It is important to mention that we are not talking about the current recall, but about the investigation. This could lead to recall campaigns, but for now, we are not.
In each case, no accidents or injuries were reported.
Stellantis is working with NHTSA to get to the bottom of these stories.