The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2014 Dodge Durango have each been recalled five times so far in this year, most recently on Thursday to fix an alternator problem that could lead to stalling, according to data from their maker, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. The two SUVs are among the company’s top-selling vehicles.
For the first 10 months of 2014, FCA has issued 25 recall campaigns affecting 5.9 million cars, trucks, SUVs and vans worldwide, 4.65 million of them in the United States, according to an analysis of company recall notices since January. Problems range from minor wiring glitches in 89 2015 Chrysler 200 sedans to brake-booster corrosion defects in nearly 870,000 Durangos and Grand Cherokees from the 2011 to 2014 model years.
FCA says it has issued a total of 31 recalls worldwide, including those not affecting North America. Three injuries and no deaths have been linked to the defects, according to a company statement issued to International Business Times on Thursday.
“The average per-campaign volume of a Chrysler Group recall is less than 200,000 vehicles, less than the industry average of 300,000+ per campaign,” FCA spokesman Eric Mayne said by email on Thursday.
About 1.8 million Dodge, Chrysler and Jeep models have ignition key rotation problems similar to those identified in nearly half of the 30 million vehicles General Motors has recalled since the start of the year.
Thursday’s recalls cover 470,000 Chrysler 300s, Dodge Chargers, Dodge Challengers, Dodge Durangos, and Jeep Grand Cherokees from the 2011 to 2014 model years. The alternators powering the 3.6 liter V-6 engines can fail, causing vehicles to stall and posing a fire risk. In a separate recall Thursday, the heated exterior power mirror in about 437,000 2011-13 Jeep Wranglers can lose power from an electrical short that could also pose a fire risk. Nearly 780,000 of the vehicles from Thursday’s recall notices are in the United States.
Here’s a list of the 25 recalls on FCA vehicles located mostly in the United States, with a few of them in Canada and a smaller number outside North America:
Correction: The original story said Fiat Chrysler Automobiles links five accidents to vehicles covered by the company's 2014 recall campaigns. In fact, FCA says only that three injuries are connected to vehicles that have been recalled.