The American automobile manufacturer, Chrysler Group LLC is recalling almost 189,000 SUVs as it required fixing a fuel pump problem that can lead to vehicles stalling.
Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, Chrysler issued the recalling of its 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs in the U.S.
The recall, posted Saturday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration covers some (but not all) 2011 models with 3.6-liter V6 or 5.7-liter V8 engines.
“Chrysler should recall them all,” said Clarence Ditlow, executive director at the Center for Auto Safety, a nonprofit advocacy group founded by Ralph Nader.
Ditlow said that not all vehicles are covered under the recall as more than 5 million other Chrysler vehicles have the same fuel pump power control module as the Grand Cherokee and Durango.
The third-largest U.S. automaker started looking through the problem in October of 2013 during a review of internal data and traced it to a contact spring that can become deformed because of heat and can malfunction.
The recalled vehicles may intermittently or permanently not get started, and the fuel pump could keep working even when the engine is shut off.
The recall covers SUVs built from Jan. 25, 2010 through July 20, 2011, according to the NHTSA documents.
The subsidiary of FiatSpA decided to recall cars after reviewing a pattern of repairs and complaints. Reportedly no accidents or injuries have been found as of Aug. 25 caused due to the problem, the company said.
Customers with recalled cars can take a free replacement from the dealers of the fuel-pump relay which will begin from Oct. 24.
In June 2014 Chrysler, founded by Walter Chrysler recalled 696,000 minivans from 2008-2010 models for the ignition switch problems.
Ditlow’s group has also filed a petition asking the NHTSA to investigate issues involving the power system in Chrysler vehicles that causes the vehicles stalling while driving. The petition came after the group received over 70 complaints and the government received hundreds.
The recall covers an estimated 188,723 vehicles in the U.S.; 15,898 in Canada; 7,126 in Mexico and 19,013 outside North America.
NHTSA hasn’t decided yet to investigate the issue.