17E-062 - Fire Extinguisher May Be Clogged or Inoperable - 2016-2017 Midwest RAM Promaster Chassis

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V786
Manufacturer Midwest Automotive Designs, LLC
Components EQUIPMENT
Potential Number of Units Affected 550

 

Fire Extinguisher May Be Clogged or Inoperable

In the event of a fire, if the fire extinguisher does not function properly, it can increase the risk of injury.

 

Summary

Midwest Automotive Designs, LLC (Midwest) is recalling certain Custom Vans and Camper Van recreational vehicles built on 2014-2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis and 2016-2017 RAM Promaster chassis. These vehicles are equipped with Kidde Plastic-Handle or Push Button 'Pindicator' fire extinguishers that may become clogged, preventing the extinguisher from discharging as expected or excessive force may be needed to activate the extinguisher. Additionally, in certain models, the nozzle may detach from the valve assembly with enough force that it could cause injury and also render the product inoperable. For a full list of the affected fire extinguisher models visit: https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/RMISC-17E062-5427.pdf

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U34 - Rear Liftgate May Open Unexpectedly - 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V203
Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US LLC)
Components STRUCTURE
Potential Number of Units Affected 12,595

 

Rear Liftgate May Open Unexpectedly

Corrosion at the connectors may cause the liftgate to unintentionally open while moving at speeds of less than 3 miles per hour, allowing cargo to fall out of the vehicle, creating a road hazard and increasing the risk of a crash.

 

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio vehicles. Water may Leak into the wiring connectors for the rear liftgate and the liftgate-opening switch, causing corrosion.

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U36 - Water Leak at Front of Vehicle - 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V205
Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US LLC)
Components EQUIPMENT
Potential Number of Units Affected 12,595

 

Water Leak at Front of Vehicle

Electrical malfunctions such as windshield wipers that may not work in the rain and lights that may not work at night increase the risk of a crash.

 

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio vehicles. Water may leak into the body control module and its connectors, causing corrosion. This corrosion can cause illumination of one or more malfunction indicator lamps, a loss of windshield wiper function, a loss of exterior lighting, a loss of horn function and/or unintended turn signal activation.

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U04 - Front Fuel Tank Strap Bracket may Corrode - 2009-2012 Dodge Ram 1500

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V160
Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US LLC)
Components FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Potential Number of Units Affected 270,254

 

Front Fuel Tank Strap Bracket may Corrode

If the fuel tank were to drop and contact the ground, a fuel leak may result. Additionally, in the event of a crash, the fuel tank may not remain secured to the vehicle, possibly causing a fuel leak. A fuel leak in the presence in an ignition source, can increase the risk of a fire.

 

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2009-2012 Dodge Ram 1500 trucks currently, or ever registered, in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. Exposure to environmental conditions such as water mixed with road salt may cause the front fuel tank strap frame "T-Slot" bracket to corrode, possibly causing the fuel tank to drop and make contact with the ground.

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Flash: PCM Software Improvements - 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee & Dodge Durango

NUMBER: 18-070-15
GROUP: Vehicle Performance
DATE: October 06, 2015

 

HELP USING THE wiTECH DIAGNOSTIC APPLICATION FOR FLASHING AN ECU IS AVAILABLE BY SELECTING “HELP” THEN “HELP CONTENTS” AT THE TOP OF THE wiTECH DIAGNOSTIC APPLICATION WINDOW.

THE wiTECH SOFTWARE IS REQUIRED TO BE AT THE LATEST RELEASE BEFORE PERFORMING THIS PROCEDURE.

 

SUBJECT:

Flash: PCM Software Improvements

 

OVERVIEW:

This bulletin involves reprogramming the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) with the latest available software.

 

MODELS:

2015 (WK) Jeep Grand Cherokee
2015 (WD) Dodge Durango

 

NOTE: This bulletin applies to vehicles within the following markets/countries:

  • NAFTA EMEA
  • LATAM
  • APAC

NOTE: This bulletin applies to vehicles built on or before August 20, 2015 (MDH 0820XX) equipped with a 3.6L engine (Sales code ERB).

 

SYMPTOM/CONDITION:

A small number of customers may experience a Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) illumination. Upon further investigation a technician may find the following Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) set in the PCM memory.

  • P0301- Cylinder 1 Misfire
  • P0302- Cylinder 2 Misfire
  • P0303- Cylinder 3 Misfire
  • P0304- Cylinder 4 Misfire
  • P0305- Cylinder 5 Misfire
  • P0306- Cylinder 6 Misfire
  • P0300- Multiple Cylinder Misfire
  • P0513- Invalid SKIM Key

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