Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling 541,709 units of its Dodge Journey crossover over an issue with the stability control system. The issue could result in a loss of vehicle stability, increasing the risk of a crash.
The defect: in the affected vehicles, water may enter the wiring harness for the Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) module and leak into the module, disabling the ABS and/or the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system.
The hazards: if the ABS or ESC is disabled, a loss of vehicle stability could occur, increasing the risk of a crash.
Affected vehicles: 2012-2015 Dodge Journey manufactured April 21st, 2012 to April 14th, 2015.
Number of vehicles affected: a total of 541,709 units in the following regions:
- 275,614 in the United States
- 78,148 vehicles in Canada
- 36,471 in Mexico
- 151,476 outside the NAFTA area
The fix: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will seal the ABS wiring harness to prevent water from entering and will replace the ABS module and repair the headlamp and dash wiring harness, as necessary. The repairs will be performed free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.
Owners should: customers looking to find out if their vehicle is included in this Dodge recall should visit recalls.mopar.com. There, owners will be able to enter their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to see any open recalls as well as customer satisfaction programs.
Owners can also contact Chrysler customer service with questions by using the following information.
- Chrysler Customer Service: 1-800-853-1403
- Chrysler Recall Number: R61
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153)
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
- NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov
- NHTSA Recall Number: 15V675000