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Visibility, Brake Issues Prompt Chrysler, GM Recalls

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is often busy with recall campaigns associated with issues that may lead to serious and even potentially deadly consequences.

The latest auto recalls to be launched with the help of the federal agency include two that impacts Chrysler cars and one that impacts General Motors cars.

According to the first announcement published by the NHTSA, Chrysler has recalled all units of the 2016 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee. These units were manufactured between February and April of 2016and fitted with 3.6L engines.

During the assembly of these engines at the Saltillo engine plant, the fuel rail crossover tubes may have been damaged, increasing the risk of a possible fuel leak.

If, over time, the issue is not addressed and fuel leaks occur, the presence of an ignition source may trigger a fire. Consumers could be exposed to serious risks if this issue is not addressed directly.

The second Chrysler recall to be released with the help of federal regulators impacts all units of the 2016 Dodge Dart units manufactured between April and June of 2016.

Since these vehicles may experience windshield wiper circuit failure due to voltage spikes, the windshield wipers may fail when most needed, increasing the risks of a visibility problem.

The company has announced that both of its latest recalls will be addressed promptly, and that impacted vehicle owners will be contacted after December 19, 2016. But if you own one of the recalled and potentially dangerous vehicles and the company fails to contact you, reach out to the manufacturer directly for more information.

And while these two Chrysler recalls have concerned us, General Motors has also launched a recall recently.

According to the official report released by the NHTSA, GM has recalled all units of the Cadillac XT5 and the GMC Acadia of the 2017 year make. These vehicles, which were all produced with front brake calipers that may have a torn or misaligned caliper piston seal, may end up allowing fluid to leak. In case the brake fluid leaks, the vehicle’s braking performance may be impacted, and the risk of a crash may increase.

Consumers with the recalled vehicles are expected to be contacted in the near future, but the company has yet to set up a notification schedule.

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