Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling nearly 86,000 Chrysler 200 sedans from the 2015 model year. According to the automaker, some of those vehicles may suffer from an electrical problem that could cause the car's engine to stall.
The flaw is rooted in the 200's electrical connectors, which were provided by a supplier. FCA says that some of those components may have been damaged when the supplier conducted post-production validation tests. In some instances, the connectors can cause the sedan's engine to stall or shift the car into neutral.
While that sounds pretty dire, the good news is that owners should be notified by a dashboard warning light if there's a problem in their vehicle.
The better news is, the problem doesn't interfere with the functionality of the 200's airbags. So even if the glitch were to result in an accident, the car's airbags should work as normal.
And the best news of all? FCA knows of no injuries or accidents linked to the problem.
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The recall affects a total of 85,816 Chrysler 200 sedans worldwide. Of that number, 77,834 are registered in the U.S., 7,115 are in Canada, 848 are in Mexico, and 19 are registered elsewhere.
Recall notices will be sent to owners by mail. After receiving those notices, owners will be able to take their vehicles to a Chrysler dealer, who will carry out repairs at no charge.
If you have questions or comments, you're encouraged to contact FCA Customer Care at 800-853-1403.