Fiat Chrysler has agreed to pay largest fine ever from NHTSA, submit to oversight, buy back half-a-million vehicles.
They did make noticeable improvements to their handling of open recalls after this ruling.
It is yet to be seen how quickly they can put this recall U90 behind them. Ramping up supply of this very expensive (precious metals) and complex part will take time. The supply chain is still delaying access & logistics. Dealers will probably have to order each one discretely(?). Attempts have been made to fix this by modifying the PCM software, but the 'fix' has necessitated new hardware, the mani-verter.
Interesting. It’s been a week now and still haven’t heard from them. Hopefully sometime next week. It’s not really an important urgent recall like the W84 recall was to me but I’d still like to get it done.
While we are on the topic of recalls & the corporation's desire to complete ALL open recalls, this was posted here as a reminder to check your VIN# for recalls.
If Chrysler doesn't know that you own the car or you have moved without updating your postal information, you may not be getting this very important information:
Hello everyone, Just a reminder of two emissions recalls that were launched previously in an effort to increase the completion rate: UB4: 2011-2016 models The Evaporative Emissions Canister on your vehicle may be unable to absorb the necessary amount of gasoline vapors during vehicle refueling...
I just picked up my car after the dealer took care of the U90 as well as the W84 recall that hadn't been addressed before I purchased the vehicle. Driving it home I didn't notice any difference at all.