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Fiat Chrysler Recalls Nearly 5 Million Vehicles Over Cruise Control Glitch

May 25, 2018 - 1:41 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Fiat Chrysler has announced a major recall of nearly 5 million vehicles.

The problem involves a number of Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, and Ram vehicles and the ability to use cruise control.

Under certain conditions a software glitch could leave drivers unable to cancel cruise control using electronic buttons. Applying the brake would cancel cruise control, as would shifting the car into neutral.

Fiat Chrysler wants to upgrade the software in nearly 5 million vehicles over five model years.

Fiat Chrysler said it will immediately begin alerting affected customers.

Owners of the recalled vehicles are being told to take them to a dealership for a no-cost software upgrade.

Recalled vehicles include: 2015-17 Chrysler 200 sedan, 2014-18 Chrysler 300 sedan, 2014-18 Dodge Charger sedan, 2014-18 Dodge Durango SUV, 2014-18 Dodge Journey crossover,  2014-18 Jeep Cherokee SUV, 2014-18 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV,  2014-18 Ram 2500 pickup, 2014-18 Ram 3500 cab chassis, 2014-18 Ram 3500 pickup, 2014-18 Ram 4500/5500 cab chassis, 2014-19 Ram 1500 pickup, 2015-18 Dodge Challenger coupe, 2017-18 Chrysler Pacifica minivan, and 2018 Jeep Wrangler.