Fiat Chrysler Issues New Recall for Defect that can Cause Vehicle Fires

Fiat Chrysler is recalling 74,833 vehicles in the U.S. for a defect that can result in a vehicle fire. The company says that some alternators have an issue that can cause a short circuit, resulting in a stalled engine or vehicle fire.

Vehicles included in the recall are certain Dodge Ram 2500 pickups; 3500, 4500 and 5500 chassis cabs; and 2011-2014 model year Dodge Charger Pursuits. Vehicle owners will be alerted when the replacement parts are ready.

Last month, Fiat Chrysler recalled nearly 2 million vehicles for a separate issue. The September recall is due to defects in the vehicles’ airbags and seat belts, which have been linked to three deaths and five injuries. The defect in the computer system can prevent airbags and automatic seatbelt tighteners from deploying during a crash.

Vehicles affected by the recall are the 2010 Chrysler Sebring, 2011-2014 Chrysler 200, 2010-2012 Dodge Caliber, 2010-2014 Dodge Avenger and 2010-2014 Jeep Patriot and Jeep Compass.

The automaker has said they are finalizing the repair process and will alert owners regarding the recall soon. If you are concerned your vehicle might be included in the Fiat Chrysler recall, you can look it up by VIN number at

“As always, if you are alerted of a recall on your vehicle, be sure to schedule your repair promptly to be as safe as possible,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in an auto accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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