Fiat Chrysler announced it is recalling approximately 5 million vehicles due to a defect which could make it possible for drivers to be unable to turn off the cruise control. The identified issue could also cause the vehicle to speed up unexpectedly.
Do Not Use Cruise Control On Affected Models
Fiat Chrysler advises that drivers of recalled models should avoid using cruise control at this time. Vehicles falling under this recall should visit their nearest dealership as soon as possible to have the software update applied to resolve the problem. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has also issued a rare consumer advisory, to warn drivers of the seriousness of this recall, saying, “The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) strongly encourages vehicle owners to follow a warning from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) to stop using cruise control on the vehicles listed below until repaired.”
Models Falling Under This Recall
This latest recall for cruise control defects covers many of Fiat Chrysler’s most popular models, including those under the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram brands. You can enter your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) in the NHTSA’s Safety Issues & Recalls tool to see if your vehicle needs to be repaired as part of this or any other recall. Additional information about the recall, as well as advice on what to do if you experience this issue while operating your vehicle, can be found on the official Fiat Chrysler recall press release.
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