Chrysler Tells Almost 5 Million Drivers Not to Use Cruise

By Staff Writer May 30, 2018

Chrysler is recalling 4,846,885 2014-18 Dodge Journey, Charger and Durango, RAM 2500, 3500, 3500 Cab Chassis (more than 10,000 lb.), 4500 Cab Chassis and 5500 Cab Chassis, Jeep Cherokee and Grand Cherokee and Chrysler 300, 2014-19 RAM 1500, 2015-18 Dodge Challenger, 2015-17 Chrysler 200, 2016-18 RAM 3500 Cab Chassis (less than 10,000 lb.), 2017-18 Chrysler Pacifica and 2018 Jeep Wrangler vehicles.
These vehicles are being recalled to address a defect that could prevent the cruise control system from disengaging. If, when using cruise control, there is a short circuit within the vehicle's wiring, the driver may not be able to shut off the cruise control either by depressing the brake pedal or manually turning the system off once it has been engaged, resulting in either the vehicle maintaining its current speed or possibly accelerating.
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the software, and perform a software flash on the engine or powertrain control module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 6.
Owners are advised to stop using cruise control until the software update has been performed. In the event that cruise control cannot be disengaged while driving, owners should firmly and steadily apply the brakes and shift the transmission to neutral, placing the vehicle in park once it has stopped.

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