Fiat Chrysler recalls 4.8 million USA cars

Fiat Chrysler is recalling 4.8 million vehicles in the U.S. including the Jeep Grand Cherokee

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV recalled about 4.8 million US vehicles to fix a software glitch that could lead to cruise control staying on, despite a driver's attempt to deactivate the system.

The firm said an "unlikely sequence of events" could lead to drivers being unable to cancel cruise control.

Fiat Chrysler said vehicles may be placed in park once stopped, at which point cruise-control is canceled.

'Notwithstanding the extraordinary circumstances that must exist before a customer would experience a problem, we are taking this action because we are fully committed to vehicle safety, ' Mark Chernoby, Fiat Chrysler's chief technical compliance officer, said in a statement.

A spokesperson from FCA Australia told SBS that in some cases, cars may continue to accelerate at the speed set by the driver, meaning they won't slow down automatically to prevent collision with other vehicles, as they are created to. "The vehicle may also be stopped by shifting it into neutral and braking accordingly". If this occurs, the driver may discover they can not cancel the cruise control system.

2017 Dodge Journey Crossroad Plus is pictured in this file photo. No injuries have been reported, and the issue has reportedly only happened once.

The company is warning owners not to use cruise control until the cars SUVs and trucks can be fixed with a software update
The company is warning owners not to use cruise control until the cars SUVs and trucks can be fixed with a software update

The full list of affected vehicles in the United States can be found below.

The recall affects 15 models from as early as the 2014 model year to brand new vehicles and includes top sellers like the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Wrangler SUVs, Ram's 1500 pickup and Chrysler's Pacifica minivan.

The company will provide owners with a free software fix to prevent the cruise control system from locking up as the vehicle accelerates, preventing the driver from deactivating it.

'We have a remedy and a widespread network of engaged dealers who are preparing to deliver service.

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the government's road safety agency, on Friday urged drivers not to use the cruise control until repairs are made. The fix will, unsurprisingly, be installed free of charge, and the automaker will begin alerting those customers affected from next week.

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