Urgent recall issued for Chrysler’s Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Durango

ST. GEORGE — Fiat Chrysler is advising approximately 65 SUV owners in the United States to stop driving their vehicles after issuing a recall Sunday of the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs.

An error in the assembly process earlier this month could cause a component in those vehicles to break, leaving the driver with “rear-end instability and/or reduced braking power,” according to a press release issued Sunday by Fiat Chrysler.

The company wants owners of the vehicles to stop driving them and arrange an on-site inspection.

Another 7,690 vehicles may also be recalled because they were built during the same eight-day period, but Fiat Chrysler has only identified 65 currently on the road – with the remainder of the SUVs on dealer lots or in transit to dealers.

Model-year 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durango SUVs assembled from June 12 through June 20 are included in the recall. The company said about 5,608 are believed to be in the U.S., 255 are in Canada and 65 are in Mexico.

Customers can check online to see if their vehicles are affected by entering a VIN number, which can be found at the base of the SUVs’ windshields and inside the door.

A component supplier discovered the potential problem during an internal quality review, leading Chrysler to halt shipments of the SUVs from its assembly plant. Production has since resumed at the plant after the problems were corrected, according to the statement.

The company said it is unaware of any related injuries, accidents or customer complaints.

Customers with questions or concerns may call Fiat Chrysler Customer Care Center at 1-800-853-1403.

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