Fiat Chrysler has recalled 4.8 million vehicles, including Jeeps and Chrysler sedans, due to a cruise control issue.
The issue is due to defective cruise control that may freeze on the "on" position, the result of a faulty short-circuit that disables the "off" switch when reaching a set highway speed. Tapping the brake pedal or hitting the cancel button on Fiat Chrysler vehicles will not bypass the defect. Drivers can cancel out cruise control acceleration by braking or shifting the vehicle into neutral and placing the car into park once stopped.
No injuries or deaths have been reported due to the issue.
A list of all affected models:
- 2015-2017 Chrysler 200 sedan
- 2014-2018 Chrysler 300 sedan
- 2017-2018 Chrysler Pacifica minivan
- 2015-2018 Dodge Challenger Coupe
- 2014-2018 Dodge Charger sedan
- 2014-2018 Dodge Journey CUV
- 2014-2018 Dodge Durango SUV
- 2014-2018 Jeep Cherokee SUV
- 2014-2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV
- 2018 Jeep Wrangler
- 2014-2019 RAM 1500 pickup
- 2014-2018 RAM 2500 pickup
- 2014-2018 RAM 3500 pickup
- 2014-2018 RAM 3500 cab chassis
- 2014-2018 RAM 4500/5500 cab chassis
As a result, FCA is offering inspections and upgraded software fixes free of charge, with recall notices being sent out next week. For more information, please visit the NHTSA recall website and enter your VIN or call the NHTSA at 888.327.4236.