Crain News Service report
DETROIT (Oct. 30, 2014) — Chrysler Group L.L.C. announced two recalls Oct. 29 that affect more that 566,000 vehicles.
Chrysler is recalling an estimated 381,876 Ram trucks equipped with 6.7-liter Cummins diesel engines globally to upgrade wiring harness terminals and replace their fuel-heater housings, if needed.
The recall covers certain 2010-14 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups, and 4500 and 5500 chassis cabs. An estimated 314,704 are in the U.S., 59,432 are in Canada, 1,803 are in Mexico and 5,937 are outside North America.
Citing an investigation of two incidents, Chrysler said in a news release that a terminal connector near the fuel heater may be subject to friction-induced corrosion, which could lead to overheating and potential fuel leakage.
The auto maker said it was unaware of any fires, injuries or accidents related to the issue.
Durango, Grand Cherokee
Separately, Chrysler is recalling an estimated 184,186 2014 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokees to update the vehicles' electronic stability control (ESC) software.
A debris cover protecting certain circuit board may inadvertently disrupt a communication line and disable ESC, Chrysler said. The software upgrade restores proper communication and preserves ESC function.
The campaign covers an estimated 132,223 are in the U.S., 8,871 in Canada; 4,742 in Mexico and 38,350 are outside North America.
Chrysler said it is unaware of any related injuries or accidents.
This report appeared on the website of Automotive News, a Detroit-based sister publication of Tire Business.