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.