Pacifica PHEV “stalling” recall and stop-sale

2018 Pacifica PHEV

An “unexpected engine shutdown can cause a loss of drive power” in the 2017-23 Pacifica PHEV—or, in the vernacular of pre-hybrid days, the minivans can stall out. The recall does not affect the gasoline-only minivans, only the plug-in hybrids; and only 0.2% of PHEVs have actually experienced the problem. laThe recall affects 67,217 vehicles in the US … Read more

STLA’s recall performance for 2022 vs the oddly high Ford and Tesla

2022 Ford Bronco Raptor

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released its list of 2022 recalls. Overall, there were 390 recalls, including trucks and trailers. Ford topped the list by a huge margin, with 65 recalls, including the company’s trademark fire-hazard recalls. In fairness, Ford had four major launches—the Bronco, Bronco Sport and Escape, and Mustang and F-150 … Read more

Mopar misses Monday master recall list

2022 Ford Bronco Raptor

This week, no Stellantis vehicles were included in the NHTSA’s weekly roundup of recent relevant recalls. The same can’t be said for other automakers, with Mercedes perhaps having the most embarassing-sounding recall: the S500 can have an “insufficiently attached dashboard.” In addition, GLE and GLS models may have a loss of steering, AMG G63s can … Read more

Some Jeep Wrangler 4xes recalled for software updates

2022 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4xe

Software issues can cause 4xe-equipped 2021-2023 Jeep Wranglers to stall out. Around 63,000 Wrangler 4xes from these model years are being recalled in the US. Similar recalls are usually conducted globally. Affected vehicles were made from September 2, 2020 through August 17, 2022. The software in question is part of the transmission controller. Jeeps without PHEV … Read more

Do not drive your 2005-10 Charger, Challenger, Magnum, or 300—says STLA

2008 Dodge Challenger SRT

Stellantis has issued a do-not-drive alert to the owners of around 276,000  Dodge Chargers, Challengers, and Magnums, and Chrysler 300/300Cs, all from the 2005-10 model years until making sure they have had a Takata airbag recall done. The company issued a recall on Takata airbags quite some time ago, but there are apparently quite a … Read more

Recalls: backup cameras and truck stalling

2017 Ram 2500 with Cummins diesel

Two Mopar recalls surfaced today, one which is quite serious but affects few cars, and one which is less serious but—also affects relatively few cars. The more serious issue is an engine computer with a misaligned capacitor; this can short circuit, killing the engine. Globally, it affects roughly 5,000 2022 model-year Rams built with the … Read more

Jeep recalls Grand Cherokees for lighting goof

2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee (and L)

Jeep is recalling 2022 Grand Cherokees and 2021 Grand Cherokee Ls because the tail-light side markers may be broken. Around 100,000 vehicles in the United States, as well as exports to countries that use the same lights, are covered by FCA US recall Z50 (federal recall 22V544). Only 1% of the recalled vehicles are likely … Read more

Japanese+BMW recall day

2022 toyota at new york auto show

Reading the recalls at Stellpower, people may get the idea that Stellantis recalls its cars at an unusual high rate. In fact, every automaker issues numerous recalls, as cars are exceedingly complex systems made with a bewildering array of option groups to maximize both sales and profits. We don’t have a lot of Toyota stock … Read more

Recall: new sedan, coupe tire pressure sensors

Dodge Challenger Holy Guacamole concept

Chrysler is recalling 52,340 Challengers, Chargers, and 300s because the batteries in the tire pressure sensors may fail quite early, resulting in inoperative sensors. Owners are advised to check their tire pressure now and then while waiting for notifications that new sensors are ready to be installed.