Fiat Chrysler is voluntarily recalling Ram 1500 pickup trucks over an issue with the air conditioning system that could result in a fire.
The defect: air-conditioning suction/discharge lines on some vehicles may have been installed incorrectly (in close proximity to their engines’ exhaust manifolds).
The hazards: if the line is misrouted, it may pose a fire risk. FCA US is unaware of any related injuries or accidents.
The recall is the result of an investigation by FCA after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration received two customer complaints involving smoke and fire.
Affected vehicles: 2015 Jeep Cherokee manufactured between October 1st, 2014 and June 18th, 2015.
Number of vehicles affected: 93,895 total vehicles across the following markets:
- 75,574 in the United States
- 7,571 in Canada
- 4,018 in Mexico
- 6,942 outside the NAFTA region
The fix: dealers will inspect and replace, as required, their air-conditioning lines, as required. The service will be performed free of charge. Owners of affected vehicles will be advised when they may schedule the service for their vehicle. FCA US will provide free of charge.
Owners should: customers who observe loss of air conditioning or any other concern, such as a dashboard warning light, should contact their dealers.
In addition, customers looking to find out if their vehicle is included in this Jeep 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.
If the vehicle is part of the recall or if customers observe an ABS warning light, or any other item of concern on their vehicles, they should contact their Jeep dealer.
Owners can also contact Chrysler customer service with questions by using the following information.
- Chrysler Customer Service: 1-800-853-1403
- Chrysler Recall Number: R47
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
- NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov
- NHTSA Recall Number: 15V676000