Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has issued another couple of recalls, between them affecting a total of 83,338 vehicles across the United States.
The larger of the two is also the less drastic. It relates to the 2016 Dodge Dart – namely those manufactured between April 13, 2015, and June 7, 2016 – whose windshield washer pump may fail due to a voltage spike.
Since that could impair visibility and potentially lead to a collision, FCA is calling them in to have those washer pumps replaced.
The second recall is smaller in scope, but addresses a more serious issue. It relates to the 2016 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee, in particular specific models equipped with the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 that were built at the Saltillo engine plant in Mexico, not at the Trenton or Mack Avenue plants in Michigan (where the engines are also made). FCA estimates that comes down to 30,183 vehicles.
A manufacturing issue may have damaged a component of the fuel system that could result in a leak, which in turn could cause a fire. Dealers are being instructed to inspect the components and replace them only if necessary.