Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 500,000 vehicles in North America because of a potential problem with the windshield wipers. The recall affects certain 2019 and 2020 Ram 1500s and 2019 and 2020 Ram 1500 Classics. The recall also affects certain 2019 and 2020 Jeep Compass SUVs. All of the vehicles involved in the recall were produced before March 3, 2020.
Why Some 2019 and 2020 Ram Trucks are Being Recalled
Fasteners that are supposed to hold the windshield wipers on can come loose. If the windshield wipers don’t work properly, drivers could have problems with visibility. FCA says that it is not aware of any accidents or injuries because of the problem.
How Fiat Chrysler Will Fix the Problem
FCA will contact owners later this month. Again, this recall only affects some of the 2019 and 2020 Ram 1500s. Service departments will tighten the nuts that hold the windshield wipers on to fix the problem. FCA is not saying how many of each vehicle are involved in the recall.
Customers are advised to contact dealers immediately if their wipers do not sufficiently clear their windshields, or wiper arms do not return to the “rest” position after deactivation. Customers with questions or concerns may call 1-800-853-1403.
The recall affects 425,588 trucks and SUVs in the United States. Another 76,280 vehicles will be recalled in Canada. The call back only affects 3,280 vehicles in Mexico. The recall affects another 48,802 vehicles outside North America.
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