2016 Jeep RENEGADE Trailer Hitches Recall

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2016 Jeep RENEGADE Trailer Hitches Recall

 NHTSA Recall #121695
NHTSA Compaign #16V545000
MFG Compaign #S62
 ManufacturerChrysler (FCA US LLC)
 SupplierJEEP
 BrandJEEP
 ModelRENEGADE
 Model Year2016
 ComponentTRAILER HITCHES
 Date of notification13/10/16
 Begin date of manufacuring25/08/14
 End date of manufacturing25/06/16
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received20/07/16
 Report created20/07/16
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units8581
 Defect summaryChrysler (fca us llc) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 jeep renegade vehicles manufactured august 25, 2014, to june 25, 2016, equipped with a factory-installed optional trailer hitch package. The trailer hitch assembly may have been attached with only a single fastener per side, not three per side as required.
 Consequence summaryWithout the proper amount of fasteners, the trailer hitch assembly may separate from the vehicle, and any towed vehicle may no longer be properly connected, increasing the risk of a crash.
 Corrective actionChrysler will notify owners, and dealers will install two additional fasteners per side, free of charge. The recall began on october 13, 2016. Owners may contact chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is s62.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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