Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) announced a recent recall of approximately 4.8 million vehicles because of defective cruise control, following a “consumer advisory” issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). NHTSA “strongly encouraged vehicle owners to stop using cruise control” in FCA vehicles spanning 6 model years. According to FCA the cruise control acceleration can be “overpowered by the vehicle’s brakes”, a problem caused by a software defect.
Vehicles impacted include various model 2014 – 2018 Dodge and Jeep SUVs, Ram pickups and Chrysler sedans. FCA is also recalling vehicles in Mexico, Canada and in other international markets. No injuries have yet been reported due to this defect.