JEEP RENEGADE 2015: TRAILER HITCHES

Make : JEEP Model : RENEGADE Year : 2015
Build Dates : 2014-08-25 - 2016-06-25
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 16V545000
Date Owner's Notified: 2016-10-13 Date Received by ODI: 2016-07-20 Date Added to Database: 2016-07-20
Manufacturers Involved: Chrysler (FCA US LLC)
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: S62
Component: TRAILER HITCHES
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 8561
Summary:
      Chrysler "FCA US LLC" is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Jeep Renegade vehicles manufactured August 25, 2014, to June 25, 2016, equipped with a factory-installed optional trailer hitch package. The trailer hitch assembly may have been attached with only a single fastener per side, not three per side as required.
Consequence:
      Without the proper amount of fasteners, the trailer hitch assembly may separate from the vehicle, and any towed vehicle may no longer be properly connected, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
      Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will install two additional fasteners per side, free of charge. The recall began on October 13, 2016. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S62.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', or go to www.safercar.gov.