The National Highway Transport Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced that Chrysler will recall recalling 712 vehicles due to a problem at the powertrain control module. The vehicles affected are 2009 Chrysler Sebring, Dodge Avenger, Caliber and Journey, and Jeep Compass and Patriot. Chrysler said that the problem is with “a new adhesive used in the powertrain control module manufacturing process [that] can cause the printed circuit board to break [..] This can cause the engine to stall and cause a crash without warning.”
Dealers will replace the powertrain control module for free. The recall will begin this month, and owners may contact Chrysler at (800) 853-1403 for more information.