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.

Recall Monday hits Ram, Jeep

2022 Ram 1500 Built to Serve firefighters

The NHTSA announced three new Ram and Jeep recalls today. None have caused crashes to date, but all have the potential to do so. The numbers reported below are all for United States sales only, but recalls are generally global. Recall 22V407 affects around 120,000 Ram 1500 and 2500 pickups and Ram 3500 chassis cabs … Read more

When Jeep recalled three dozen vehicles

2022 jeep Wrangler

Jeep announced two exceedingly small recalls for lighting issues. Around two dozen 2022 Grand Cherokee/Grand Cherokee Ls were recalled due to a body computer which may flash the hazard lights when braking, which violates federal rules. All affected vehicles were made on January 26; the total was five Grand Cherokees and 15 Grand Cherokee Ls, … Read more

Handful of Jeeps in exceedingly minor recall

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Limited Black

Under a hundred 2022 Grand Cherokees, including the L model, can fail to tell drivers if the turn signals are working due to a software error. The fix is, unsurprisingly, a software update. 65 Grand Cherokees in the United States, all made on January 26, 2022, are affected; 16 were the standard model and 49 … Read more

Small number of 2022 Compasses recalled for bad welds

2022 Jeep Compass Altitude

Jeep is recalling over a hundred 2022 Jeep Compasses because the front seat head restraints were not welded in the right place, which could cause injuries or death in a crash. Only 114 cars sold in the United States are affected, along with those sold outside the country (Canadian sales are typically around 10% of … Read more

Old-series minivan fires: no cause found, no recall needed

RS Grand Caravan minivan

The NHTSA’s probe of minivan fires in the “RT” series Town & Country and Grand Caravan has ended after nearly two years with no recommended actions. The investigation covered 170,000 minivans from 2013 to 2020 which had a charge port between the middle and back seats, based on three reported fires. Neither NHTSA nor Chrysler … Read more

Two actual recalls on April Fool’s Day

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Summit Reserve and Overland

Jeep is recalling certain 2021-22 Grand Cherokee Ls due to a missing weld in the seatback frame to the child seat anchor. The good news is that, of 4,586 vehicles sold in the U.S. which are potentially involved in the recall—those built from October 13, 2021 to February 2, 2022—only 3% are expected to have … Read more