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Today’s recalls

by David Zatz on

Rams and Dodge Charger police cars with 220 amp alternators are being recalled, in a story first broken by Canadian network CTV.


The recall covers 10,000 pickups (2013 2500, 2007-14 Ram 3500, 2008-2013 Ram 4500 and 5500), along with 2011-14 Dodge Charger police cars — around 100,000 vehicles all told. The diodes may wear out early after frequent load cycling, at or near peak capacity, in hot temperatures. This increases the potential for stalls or fires; FCA is “aware of a single potentially related injury, but no accidents.”  Thanks to MPE426HEMI.

The company is also recalling around 220,000 2016-17 Jeep Wranglers to fix wiring that can result in the airbags and seat belt pre-tensioners not working during a crash. This recall was prompted by company testing; there were apparently no real-world events at all. The company will fix the wiring at no charge, and wrote, “Service availability is imminent.” The 2017 Wranglers are still en route; none have been sold yet.

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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