OPEN AIR ADVENTURE
This web page is provided by Fiat/Chrysler New Zealand Limited (official distributor of Jeep in New Zealand).
The purpose of this page is to assist in the notification of Safety Recalls of Dodge vehicles as determined by the distributor, the Motor Industry Association incorporated (MIA) and the New Zealand Transport Authority (NZTA).
Notification of recall requirements will be sent to known addresses, however communication via phone or email will assist a quick response and correction of the matter as described in the recall notice.
2010 (DC) Dodge RAM 3500 Cab Chassis
2010 (DM) Dodge RAM 4500/5500 Cab Chassis
2010-2011 (ND) Dodge Dakota
2010-2016 (JK) Jeep Wrangler
2014-2016 (J3) Jeep Wrangler (CKD)
2011-2016 (J8) Jeep Wrangler (CKD)
2010-2014 (LC) Dodge Challenger
2010 (LX) Chrysler 300, 300C
2010 (LX) Dodge Charger
2011-2015 (LX) Chrysler 300, 300C
2014 (LX) Lancia Thema
The front passenger airbag inflator on the above vehicles may rupture, due to excessive internal pressure, during normal airbag deployment events. This condition is more likely to occur if the vehicle has been exposed to high levels of absolute humidity for extended periods of time. An inflator rupture, during airbag deployment events, could result in metal fragment(s) striking the vehicle occupant(s) resulting in serious injury.
2011-2014 (LX) Chrysler 300
2012-2014 (WK) Jeep Grand Cherokee
The alternator on these vehicles may experience diode thermal fatigue failure due to cyclical loads induced by EHPS. When the diodes fail, the alternator will no longer supply electrical energy to the vehicle and may lead to a vehicle stall without warning. Failed diodes may also develop a resistive short circuit that can result in heat, smoke and/or fire originating within the alternator.
2011 - 2014 (WK) Jeep Grand Cherokee
The brake booster water shield on the above vehicle may have been incorrectly installed during completion of Safety Recall P14 (NHTSA 14V-154). An incorrectly installed brake booster water shield may be less effective in diverting water away from the brake booster, creating the possibility for corrosion and subsequent water intrusion of the brake booster. Water intrusion of the brake booster in a cold climate may lead to freezing and limit the braking ability of a vehicle. Limited braking ability can cause a vehicle crash without prior warning.
Fiat Chrysler New Zealand has launched a safety recall programme for front passenger and drivers’ airbags for selected Jeep Wrangler models.
The recall is part of a global programme that has affected a wide range of car manufacturers and models fitted with airbags produced by the Takata company. The recall has been initiated due to the abnormal deployment of airbags in a very small number of cases, none of which have been reported in Fiat Chrysler models in New Zealand.
Owners of the affected vehicles who can be identified through registration data will be contacted by Fiat Chrysler New Zealand to arrange for replacement airbags to be fitted to their vehicles.
To check if your vehicle is included in this recall, please refer to the NZTA site https://www.recalls.govt.nz/alert/takata-airbag-recall-information and search for your model and year of manufacture or contact your nearest official Fiat Chrysler dealer, please refer to the Chrysler dealer locator: http://www.jeep.co.nz/dealers
Fiat Chrysler New Zealand has launched a safety recall programme for the electronic shift lever fitted to a number of Jeep models which will enhance the safe operation of these vehicles.
The safety recall has been initiated after a small number of owners have exited their car with the engine running without selecting ‘Park’ with the electronic shift lever or applying the parking brake. This has led to cases where the vehicle has moved after the driver has exited causing a risk of the vehicle striking people or property.
The remedial work involves upgrading the software within the gearbox so that should the car not be in ‘Park’ when the driver’s door is opened, the electronic shift lever system will automatically shift into ‘Park’ by itself, removing the risk of the vehicle moving once the driver has exited the car.
The affected cars are entirely safe to drive prior to the fitment of the software upgrade provided owners always ensure that ‘Park’ is correctly engaged prior to exiting their car as well as applying the parking brake. Once the car is in ‘Park’ the car cannot move unintentionally regardless of whether the engine is running or not.
Owners of the affected vehicles who can be identified through registration data will be contacted by Fiat Chrysler New Zealand to arrange for the software upgrade to be fitted to their vehicles.
To check if your vehicle is included in this recall, please refer to the NZTA site https://www.recalls.govt.nz/alert/takata-airbag-recall-information and search for your model and year of manufacture or contact your nearest official Fiat Chrysler dealer, please refer to the Chrysler dealer locator: http://www.jeep.co.nz/dealer