Fiat Recalls 89,000 Cars & SUVs Over Possible Fuel Leaks & Wiper Problems

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Italian American automotive giant Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling nearly 89,000 cars and SUVs to fix possible fuel leaks or problems with the wipers.

Fiat Chrysler Recalls Nearly 89,000 Cars Over Fuel Leaks & Problems With Windshield Wipers

FCA has recalled almost 35,000 2016-model year Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs across the world. The SUVs were built between February 10, 2016 and April 28, 2016 and are powered by the 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 petrol engine.

Fiat Chrysler Recalls Nearly 89,000 Cars Over Fuel Leaks & Problems With Windshield Wipers

The fuel rail crossover tube may have been damaged in the assembly process of the engine which could cause the fuel to leak and result in a fire.

Fiat Chrysler Recalls Nearly 89,000 Cars Over Fuel Leaks & Problems With Windshield Wipers

FCA came to know of the issue when an employee discovered the leak in one of the SUVs. The Italian-American carmaker has stated that no fires related to the report have been reported.

Fiat Chrysler Recalls Nearly 89,000 Cars Over Fuel Leaks & Problems With Windshield Wipers

Affected owners are advised to get the affected SUVs to their nearest dealerships where dealers will replace the fuel rail crossover tube if needed.

Fiat Chrysler Recalls Nearly 89,000 Cars Over Fuel Leaks & Problems With Windshield Wipers

The larger recall of more than 54,000 vehicles affects the 2016 Dodge Dart sedan manufactured between April 13, 2015 and June 7, 2016.

Fiat Chrysler Recalls Nearly 89,000 Cars Over Fuel Leaks & Problems With Windshield Wipers

According to FCA, the affected Darts may suffer from Electrical voltage spikes caused by a windshield washer pump which in turn may cause short circuits forcing the wipers to stop working.

FCA will notify owners, and dealerships will replace the windshield washer pumps, free of charge.

Fiat Chrysler Recalls Nearly 89,000 Cars Over Fuel Leaks & Problems With Windshield Wipers

Both recalls are expected to begin on December 19, 2016.

Story first published: Saturday, November 19, 2016, 13:22 [IST]
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