May 2018

FCA recalls 4.8 million vehicles with the potential of getting stuck in cruise control


The issue was discovered when a vehicle automatically accelerated while in cruise control mode in order to maintain the set speed. FCA advised that this type of acceleration could cause a short circuit which would then lock the vehicle in cruise control.  This may result in the typical cruise control cancelling methods (i.e. braking or hitting the off switch) to not disengage the system. Drivers can still slow down by shifting into neutral or braking, but the latter may not disengage the system.

FCA is advising owners of impacted vehicles to bring them into dealerships for a free of charge software update that should prevent the short circuit from occurring. Until that can be completed, the manufacturer is directing owners to not use the cruise control system.

The vehicles impacted by this issue are all gas-powered engines with automatic transmissions. The full list is as follows:

  • 2015-17 Chrysler 200 sedan
  • 2014-18 Chrysler 300 sedan
  • 2014-18 Dodge Charger sedan
  • 2014-18 Dodge Durango SUV
  • 2014-18 Dodge Journey crossover
  • 2014-18 Jeep Cherokee SUV
  • 2014-18 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV
  • 2014-18 Ram 2500 pickup
  • 2014-18 Ram 3500 cab chassis
  • 2014-18 Ram 3500 pickup
  • 2014-18 Ram 4500/5500 cab chassis
  • 2014-19 Ram 1500 pickup
  • 2015-18 Dodge Challenger coupe
  • 2017-18 Chrysler Pacifica minivan
  • 2018 Jeep Wrangler

A link to the official press release on FCA’s website is below:

Fiat Chrysler Recall Announcement