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Journey-Freemont Engine Cover Recall

by David Zatz on

Four-cylinder Dodge Journeys and Fiat Freemonts are being recalled because their engine covers may become dislodged, touch the exhaust, and catch fire. So far there have been three incidents in Chile with cars driven “extensively on unpaved or uneven surfaces.” There has been one minor injury.

The recall does not affect the V6 or diesel versions of the cars, and will involve a free engine-cover retainer swap starting next month. Customers will be notified at that time.

Around 144,416 cars in the US, 46,231 in Mexico, 43,679 in Canada, and 115,405 outside the NAFTA region (349,731) are affected, 10% of which are still unsold.

In the US, customers can call the customer center at 1-800-853-1403. FCA has asked customers who hear noise in the engine compartment, a burning odor, or a warning light in the instrument cluster to contact their dealers.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304

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