Transport Canada has identified a ‘serious’ issue with the power steering system in certain Fiat Chrysler vehicles, according to The Canadian Press.
The safety watchdog issued a statement Wednesday claiming it had received more than 100 consumer complaints in regards to a faulty power steering return hose in certain FCA vehicles.
Transport Canada said the issue affects the 2009-2016 model year Dodge Journey, 2011-2013 model year Chrysler 200, 2007-2010 model year Chrysler Sebring and the 2007-2013 model year Dodge Avenger.
The most widely affected model is the Dodge Journey, with 187,000 vehicles affected. The remaining models account for 108,000 affected vehicles in Canada.
Transport Canada said it had not identified any injuries or fatalities related toe problem.
FCA denied that the faulty power steering hose, which can cause a hydraulic fluid leak near the exhaust system, poses a safety risk. In a statement to The CP, FCA spokesman Eric Mayne said “customer safety is paramount at FCA Canada,” and added that all their vehicles “meet or exceed federal safety standards.”