the problem: after the vehicle has been operating in phev propulsion mode, the gas-fueled used engine may not restart properly, resulting in unburned fuel entering the exhaust catalyst. this could result in a loss of power, increasing the risk of a crash, or the unburned fuel in the catalyst may ignite, increasing the risk of a fire.
the fix: dealers will update the powertrain controller module software, and inspect and replace the catalytic converter, as necessary, for free.
what owners should do: chrysler manufacturer fiat chrysler automobiles will begin notifying owners dec. 8. owners can call the automaker at 800-853-1403, the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.
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