Baltimore Sun

Stellantis SUVs under scrutiny

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DETROIT — U.S. safety regulators have opened three investigat­ions into safety issues with about 1.65 million vehicles made by Stellantis.

The largest probe covers 1.34 million Jeep Cherokee small SUVs from the 2014 through 2020 model years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administra­tion says it has 80 complaints that electronic parking brakes can turn on while the SUVs are moving.

Another probe covers Dodge Journey and Jeep Compass and Patriot small SUVs from 2016 due to 127 complaints about engine stalling due to crankshaft or camshaft sensor problems. The agency also says it has 40 complaints of a transmissi­on problem causing 2019 through 2021 Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrid minivans to lose power.

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