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Fiat Chrysler issues two recalls for 88,888 Jeep and Dodge vehicles

Malfunctioning wipers and potential fuel leaks prompt recalls.

Possible wiper woes for the Dart.


Fiat Chrysler has announced two separate recalls today covering a total of 88,888 cars worldwide involving malfunctioning windshield wipers and potential fuel leaks. Vehicles covered under the recall include the 2016 Dodge Dart, 2016 Dodge Durango and 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Under the bigger of the two recalls, 54,255 Dodge Darts are being summoned for the replacement of their windshield washer pumps. According to FCA, some pump electrical connectors do not meet company specification, which may cause a system short and possibly disable a car's windshield wipers.

The other recall covers 34,633 Dodge Durangos and Jeep Grand Cherokees equipped with 3.6-liter V6 engines assembled during the first quarter of 2016. Out of all those vehicles, FCA is trying to locate an estimated 30 units that may suffer from fuel rail leaks.

The automaker states that a manufacturing anomaly is to blame for the issue where a manifold fastener inadvertently comes into contact, and possibly damage the fuel rail. Damage may lead to a fuel leak, and potentially a fire. Dealers will inspect all vehicles, replacing fuel rails and lower intake manifolds if necessary.

Thankfully, FCA says that it isn't aware of any reports of accidents or injuries relating to either recall.