The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been busy lately.
According to the federal regulatory agency, thousands of vehicles are being recalled over crash risks. While both of the latest recall campaigns to be launched with the help of the organization may lead to crashes, the factors that have prompted the campaigns are not similar.
Chrysler has initiated a campaign to make sure that the 412,855 units of the 2014 and 2015 Jeep Cherokee and 2015 Chrysler 200, Jeep Renegade and RAM ProMaster vehicles fitted with 9-speed automatic transmissions are not exposing consumers to risk. The vehicles may have been produced with transmission sensor clusters that may have not been fitted with sufficient crimps in the transmission wire harness. If that’s the case, the transmission may shift to neutral unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash.
Chrysler has announced that all impacted vehicle owners will have their vehicles inspected and the transmission software will be updated so the transmission won’t be shifted into neutral due to a faulty crimp.
You may contact the company for more details if necessary.
The second recall campaign consumers should not ignore has to do with Kia vehicles.
According to a series of news reports, over 7,000 units of the 2016 Kia Sorento vehicles are being recalled over a possible crash risk. The official recall announcement has shown that the impacted vehicles come with components of the rear suspension that may have not been welded properly, increasing the risk of a crash.
In order to keep drivers safe, Kia will begin notifying impacted vehicle owners soon if they haven’t started yet. Once you’re contacted, schedule a visit to a dealer where the welds at the rear suspension cross-member are inspected. If necessary, replacements will be made to avoid issues.
Do not wait until you or a loved one is injured in a crash to act.