Chrysler Recalling More Than 442,000 Vehicles with Alternators That Could Suddenly Fail

If the alternator fails, the vehicle may stall without warning

Chrysler Recalling More Than 442,000 Vehicles with Alternators That Could Suddenly Fail
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July 17, 2017

Chrysler has issued a recall affecting more than 442,000 vehicles that are equipped with an alternator that could suddenly fail.

Vehicles impacted by this recall include certain model year 2011-2014 Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger, Chrysler 300, and Dodge Durango vehicles—as well as model year 2012-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles.

What's the problem?

The affected vehicles have electro-hydraulic power steering (EHPS) and are equipped with a 5.7L or a 3.6L engine and a 160, 180 or 220 amp alternator.

If a vehicle's alternator fails, the vehicle may stall without warning, increasing the risk of a crash. There is also the possibility that the alternator may short circuit, increasing the risk of a fire.

What happens next?

Chrysler will notify owners of the recalled vehicles beginning in late August 2017. Local dealers will then inspect the alternator and replace it, if necessary, free of charge to vehicle owners.

For more recall information, contact Chrysler customer service at (800) 853-1403—reference recall number T36.