According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration database, Fiat Chrysler is voluntarily recalling over 745,000 vehicles in the US in two campaigns.
The first campaign is related to alternators in 434, 000+ 2011-2014 Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, Challenger, Durango, and Jeep Grand Cherokee models with electric hydraulic power steering, 3.6 liter V6 engine, and 160 amp alternator.
The issue is that the alternator may fail without warning and could cause the car to stall. There is evidence of one possible collision caused by the alternator issue but no known injuries. Repairs will be completed at no cost to the vehicles’ owners.
The second campaign is in regards to side powered mirrors in 313,000+ Jeep Grand Cherokee 2011-2013 models.
Moisture is able to get into one of the electrical connectors that provides power to the windows, potentially causing a fire. Chrysler was alerted to three instances of overheating in the side mirrors, all reported in Canada and due to cold weather conditions. There are no known collisions or injuries caused by the overheating.
Fixing the issue involves changing the power source to the mirrors and shielding the electrical inputs. Chrysler has declined to say who manufactured the faulty wiring components.