A plastic insert surrounding a fuse may be subject to distortion caused by thermal expansion and contraction. Such distortion could interrupt power to the ABS/ESC control system and temporarily suspend its function.
If the condition occurs, the ABS/ESC warning lamp will illuminate. However, basic brake function is still fully available.
Recalled vehicles, built prior to December 20, 2011, will be fitted a new fuse which also will be relocated.
“Despite a small number of incidents, we concluded it was in the best interest of our customers to repair the vehicles and eliminate the potential for this condition to occur,” said David Dillon, Head of Product Investigations and Campaigns, Chrysler Group LLC.
Chrysler Group LLC is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this condition.