The Washington Post

Investigat­ions target several brands


The U.S. auto safety agency said Tuesday that it was opening five investigat­ions into more than 1.8 million Stellantis, Ford Motor and General Motors vehicles over stalling and other issues.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administra­tion is opening a probe into 1.34 million 20142020 model year Jeep Cherokee vehicles because water leaks can cause the electronic parking brake to “inadverten­tly activate and stop the vehicle while in motion.”

NHTSA is also investigat­ing 21,348 2019-2021 model year Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrid vehicles after receiving 40 complaints alleging incidents of stall/loss of motive power potentiall­y because of transmissi­on malfunctio­n.

NHTSA has opened a recall query into about 290,000 2016 model year Dodge Journey, Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot vehicles because a crankshaft or camshaft sensor may work intermitte­ntly, possibly causing stalling.

The agency has launched a preliminar­y investigat­ion into 25,538 2021 Ford Bronco SUVS after it opened a defect petition review in May into an alleged defect of the “valvetrain” on Bronco SUVS equipped with the 2.7L Eco-boost engines.

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