Chrysler is now re-calling as many as 189,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos in the United States to fix the issues that came in existence due to faulty fuel pump. The issue in the fuel pump can cause the SUVs to stall, which can eventually cause serious damage to life and property. However, the company is not covering enough models that are prone to the fault. Analyst believes that the problem can occur in another million Chrysler, Jeep, and Ram vehicles.
According to the recall, posted this Saturday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, covers a few among 2011 models having a 3.5 liter V6 or 5.7 liters V8 engine. Chrysler says that the relay in the car can fail, which increases the risk of a crash. However; the company haven’t received any report of crashes due to same.
The fault has several other issues associated with it. The vehicle might not start and could keep working even when the engine is turned off. The dealers will start replacing the pump relay for free starting Oct. 24.
The Center for Auto Safety, a nonprofit advocacy group, founded by Ralph Nader, says the recall is inadequate because more than 5 million other Chrysler vehicles have the same fuel pump power control module as the Grand Cherokee and Durango.
Ditlow’s group filed a petition last month asking to investigate the company for its faulty cars. In the month of June only, Chrysler recalled about 696,000 minivans from 2008-2010 models due to an issue in the ignition. However, it is not the only company recalling cars for the faulty parts, GM and others have also made recalls in the past.