Chrysler Tells Some Dodge Durango, Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners to Stop Driving Their Cars

Chrysler Tells Some Dodge Durango, Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners to Stop Driving Their Cars
Image: Jeep
June 29, 2015

Fiat Chrysler has issued a recall so urgent, it's advising owners to stop driving their cars.

The company is recalling about five dozen 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos that have a suspension component that could fail causing rear-end instability or reduced braking power.

The problem was discovered during an independent review and no accidents or injuries in connection with the defect have been reported.

Fiat Chrysler will be contacting the owners that have already purchased their vehicles to arrange onsite inspections. Those that need to be repaired will be taken to the dealership for service and a loaner car will be provided. An additional 7,700 SUVs that haven't yet been sold are also impacted by the recall. Those SUVs will be fixed before they are sold to customers.

The New York Times reports that the recall comes as federal regulators prepare to hold a hearing into whether the company failed to promptly fix safety defects in about 20 separate recalls covering at least 10 million vehicles.

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