Multiple news reports have been claiming that thousands of motorcycles and vehicles are being recalled over crash concerns. In both of the latest auto recalls, concerns associated with crashes and potential accidents were raised, which prompted our team to report on these findings.
According to the announcement pertaining to the car recall, Chrysler has recalled all units of the 2016 Dodge Journey, Jeep Compass, and Jeep Patriot manufactured between May 9 and July 15, 2016. At least 43,071 vehicles were impacted in this recall.
Company leadership decided to launch this recall after learning that the crankshaft or camshaft sensors in these vehicles may only be able to work intermittently. As a result, the engine may end up stalling, increasing the risk of a crash.
Chrysler has told officials at the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that impacted vehicle owners will be contacted directly. Once you’re contacted, your vehicle will be inspected for free, and if needed, the crankshaft or camshaft sensor will be replaced, also free of charge.
While this recall campaign has already been launched, the company has reported that it will only begin to contact impacted vehicle owners in late January of 2017. You may reach out to the company if you have any questions or concerns associated with this campaign.
The second recall impacts only motorcycles.
According to Suzuki, at least 8,613 units of the 2012 through 2016 V-Strom 650 motorcycles are being recalled. These vehicles were produced between August 30, 2011 and October 12, 2015.
The company has announced that the recalled motorcycles come with alternator stators that may not have enough heat resistance. If that’s the case, a short circuit of the stator wires may occur, increasing the risk that the battery may not be able to charge properly, which could lead to an engine stall. Unexpected stalling could increase the risk of accidents.
The company has claimed that impacted vehicle owners will be contacted soon, and that recalled units will have their stators replaced for free. But riders with the affected vehicles are also able to reach out to the manufacturer directly.
Whether you own a recalled Suzuki or a Chrysler vehicle, make sure your car or motorcycle is repaired as soon as possible to avoid accidents.