Three automakers recall vehicles in UAE

Three US automakers have announced vehicle recall of various models due to technical snag.

The Ministry of Economy said the recall is part of an ongoing review of all the products in the UAE to provide customers with the required protection.

Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep Authorized Distributors in the UAE has announced a recall campaign for the following vehicles: Chrysler 300 & Dodge Charger of 2012 to 2014 model year; Jeep Grand Cherokee of 2014 and 2015 models.

“Some consumers may not achieve PARK engagement when using vehicles equipped with the 8-speed automatic transmission and the monostable shifter. Existing strategies to deter drivers from exiting the vehicle without shifting the transmission into PARK mode did not succeed. This led drivers to conclude that their vehicle, in PARK mode, may roll away and collide with other vehicles(s) while the engine is running and the parking brake is not engaged,” the ministry said in a statement.

Neither the company nor the ministry disclosed how many vehicles were recalled under this campaign.

The decision has been taken jointly with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Middle East and the Ministry of Economy – Department of Consumer Protection to launch a recall campaign to carry out software updates on the affected vehicles imported into the UAE.

Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep Authorized Distributors in the UAE request customers who own the referenced vehicles to have them updated with the latest software.

Car owners are advised to book an appointment with Trading Enterprises or Western Motors (for Jeep only) on the following hotline numbers – Trading Enterprises 600-534441 and  Western Motors 02-5014545