NHTSA Launches 5 Safety Probes Covering Roughly 1.9 Million Stellantis, Ford, GM Vehicles
The U.S. auto safety regulators have opened five separate safety probes for about 1.9 million vehicles manufactured by Ford, GM, and Stellantis. The largest covers an estimated 1.3 million Jeep Cherokees from 2014 to 2020. Water may leak into these vehicles and cause the electronic parking brake to activate and stop the vehicle while in motion. Stellantis recalled certain Journey, Compass and Patriots manufactured between May 9th and July 15, 2016, not all the vehicles recalled are apart of the NHTSA probe.
The NHTSA has formally launched an investigation into the 2021 Ford Bronco vehicles equipped with 2.7L EcoBoost engine, alleging a loss of motor power at high speeds with no restart. The NHTSA is also investing Cadillac XT5, XT6 and the GMC Acadia from 2020 to 2021 after learning of problems with the rearview camera. With a safety probe, the agency will review the scope and severity of the potential defect and other possible safety- related issues from there they will determine if a recall needs to be issued.