Dodge Journey Recall Issued Over Engine Cover Problems
More than 144,000 Dodge Journey vehicles have been recalled, due to a risk of engine compartment fires that may occur if the engine covers detach and allow the engine to contact the exhaust manifold.
The Chrysler Dodge Journey recall was announced by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on July 22, after at least eight consumer reports indicated the engine covers had become displaced, resulting in contact between the engine and exhaust manifold. If the two components contact one another it could create an increased risk of fire hazard.
Three of the incidents reported to Chrysler involved vehicle fires in Chile. The NHTSA reports that the vehicles that caught fire were not able to be investigated due to the damage caused by the rapid engine fires. To date, no injuries or accidents have been reported.
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The recall includes an estimated 144,416 vehicles from model year 2011 through 2015, which are equipped with 2.4 Liter engines. The recalled vehicles were manufactured between July 19, 2010 and May 26, 2015.
The NHTSA is warning recalled vehicle owners to be aware of certain signs that could indicate the engine cover has become loose or dislodged until they can schedule a recall repair. Owners should be on the lookout for rattling noises emanating from the engine bay, a burning smell, or notice a check engine light illuminated on the dash. Any of the potential warning signs could indicate the engine cover has loosened and the vehicle could be at risk of catching fire.
Chrysler is planning to notify owners of the repair schedule and process that will include scheduling an appointment at a local dealer where they will install an improved mounting system for the engine cover free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on August 26, 2015. Customers with questions may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403 and refer to the recall number R32.
MariaAugust 17, 2015 at 3:47 pm
2 nd car recalled in less then 2 years. Unbelievable.
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