Jeep and Ford Vehicle Recalls
Both Chrysler and Ford are expected to recall up to 300,000 vehicles in the coming days. The 2018-2020 Jeep Wranglers and 2020 Jeep Gladiators may catch on fire due to failed transmission components and may cause debris to enter the roadway and increase the chance of an accident. The Ford recall has to do with faulty components within door latches that may allow the vehicle's doors to open unexpectedly. The issues in these vehicle recalls can cause serious car accidents that can result in serious injury and death. Be sure to check you Vehicle Identification Number against the recall database to avoid serious car accidents.
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Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2018-2020 Jeep Wrangler and 2020 Gladiator vehicles equipped with manual transmissions. The clutch pressure plate may overheat and fracture. The overheated clutch components may increase the risk of a fire. Additionally, damage to other nearby components can result in debris falling onto the road or a loss of drive, increasing the risk of a crash. The remedy for this recall is still under development. The recall is expected to begin April 22, 2020. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is W12.
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2014-2015 Fiesta, 2014-2016 Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles sold, or ever registered in Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Washington, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands. A component within the door latches may break making the doors difficult to latch and/or leading the driver or a passenger to believe a door is securely closed when, in fact, it is not. A door that is not securely latched could open while the vehicle is in motion, increasing the risk of injury to a vehicle occupant. Ford will notify owners, and Ford or Lincoln dealers will replace the side door latches, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 4, 2020. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 20S15.