Fiat Chrysler to Recall Almost 198,000 Vehicles for Issues in Steering.
More than 187,000 Dodge vehicles have been recalled by Fiat Chrysler in Canada and almost 11,000 in the U.S. for fixing a solution for a steering problem faced by owners of these cars.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles have recalled 187 thousand cars in order to repair the problem with steering. The company has announced that the cars were recalled due to a leakage of steering fluid in extreme cold conditions. The leakage is supposed to happen due to extreme cold conditions of Canada.
Fiat has announced that the specific problem is faced in the Doge Journey vehicles which were made from 2009 to 2016. Up till now, around 200,000 vehicles of the model have been sold in the past years. All of these vehicles are facing the same steering problems as told by FCA. This issue was highlighted by Transport Canada when an investigation of vehicles lead to this possible threatening discovery.
Most of the cars that have been facing this issue are from Dodge series but other cars have been included in the list by Transport Canada as well. The other possible models that might be facing the same issue can be Chrysler Sebring and Dodge Avenger. However according to FCA these cars of other models do not have any kind of steering issues in them. FCA has announced that they will be providing the replacement parts to the customers soon for their vehicles which are facing problems.
According to FCA if the liquid or steering fluid is lost in the vehicles it does not make them threatening for life. It doesn’t stop the car from steering but the driver has to put extra effort in order to steer the car.
Transport Canada said that they received 107 consumer reports on this issue. It was also reported that two complaints were made for smoke emitting from the car when the drivers lost control of steering while driving.