Statement: Weld

October 16, 2018

, Auburn Hills, Mich.

FCA US LLC is voluntarily recalling an estimated 18,055 vehicles in the U.S. to perform a weld inspection, and repair as needed.

Responding to a small number of complaints, FCA US launched an investigation that discovered certain vehicles built between early May and late August of this year may be equipped with brackets that were not welded to specification. Such a bracket may separate from the vehicle’s frame, which may affect steering response.

FCA US is unaware of any related injuries or accidents. 

The recall is limited to certain 2018 and 2019 Jeep Wrangler SUVs. FCA US is mailing notices to advise affected customers that they may schedule service.

In the interim, customers with concerns may contact their dealers or call the FCA US Recall Information Center at (800)-853-1403.

Additional vehicles are being recalled in Canada (est. 1,415), Mexico (est. 76) and certain markets outside the NAFTA region (4,633). However, FCA US anticipates the defect affects a small percentage of the entire campaign population.