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Latest Auto Recalls: Fiat Chrysler SUVs and Minivans Built with Faulty Brakes, Ford Charging Cords Linked to Fires

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Automobile recalls were announced this week for certain Fiat Chrysler SUVs and minivans that may have been built with faulty braking systems, as well as charging cords sold with some Ford electric and hybrid vehicles that pose a fire hazard.

Fiat Chrysler Brake Issue May Affect 200,000+ Jeep and Dodge Vehicles

Fiat Chrysler has announced a global recall for roughly 210,00 Jeep and Dodge vehicles, including 154,000 that were sold in the United States.

Affected models include:

  • 2018 to 2019 Jeep Compass SUVs manufactured between March 17th and June 21st
  • 2019 Jeep Cherokee SUVs manufactured between April 4th and June 21st
  • 2018 to 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan minivans manufactured between April 11th and June 14th
  • 2018 Dodge Journey SUVs manufactured between April 12th and June 14th

The recalled SUVs and minivans were manufactured with “below specification” parts that could allow bubbles to form in the braking system’s hydraulic fluid in new, low-mileage vehicles.

This could increase the vehicle’s braking distance.

The recall is set to begin on September 23rd. Dealers will bleed, or drain, the vehicle’s brake-fluid system and refill it.

Owners can call Fiat Chrysler at 800-853-1403 or contact their local dealer with any questions.

Ford Recalling 50,000+ Charging Cords for Plug-In Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

Ford has announced a recall for more than 50,000 120-volt charging cords used with certain plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles.

The recalled cords were sold in North America with the following vehicles:

  • 2012-15 Ford Focus Electric hatchbacks built between Sept. 15, 2011, and March 14, 2015
  • 2013-15 Ford Fusion Energi built between Sept. 4, 2012, and March 5, 2015
  • 2013-15 Ford C-Max Energi built between April 13, 2012, and March 14, 2015

According to Ford, the affected charging cords could cause an outlet to overheat if:

  • The cord is plugged into a wall outlet that is not on a dedicated circuit
  • The cord is damaged, worn, or corroded

Ford has received 4 reports of fires involving C-Max charging cords.

The company will begin sending letters to affected vehicle owners next week. Ford will be offering replacement cords that will stop charging if the wall outlet or plug gets too hot.

Ford owners with questions about this recall can call the company at 866-436-7332.

Owners with questions regarding either of these recalls may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to

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