October 27, 2015 / 1:00 PM / 3 years ago

Fiat Chrysler recalls 67,681 trucks and 75,364 SUVs in United States

Oct 27 (Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV said it is recalling 67,681 Ram trucks and 75,364 Jeep Cherokee sport utility vehicles (SUVs) in the United States.

FCA US LLC said the recall of certain 2015-2016 Ram 1500 pickups produced between mid-June and late September this year is to inspect and replace rear axles. (bit.ly/1S7CAT0)

FCA said an internal investigation found axle shafts on some trucks may not have been properly heat-treated and could thus overheat and trigger the anti-lock brake system warning light, leading to component fracture and possible wheel separation.

The company said it is also recalling about 17,127 Ram trucks in Canada, 1,935 in Mexico and 1,390 outside the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) region.

FCA said it was aware of one accident potentially related to the axle shaft problem in Ram trucks, but no injuries.

The recall of certain 2015 Jeep Cherokee SUVs is to replace air-conditioning lines that may have been installed close to the engines' exhaust manifolds, posing a fire risk. (bit.ly/1LzjdQA)

FCA said it is also recalling about 7,571 Jeep Cherokees in Canada, 4,018 in Mexico and 6,942 outside the NAFTA region.

FCA said it was unaware of any injuries or accidents related to air-conditioning lines problem in the Jeep Cherokees. (Reporting by Ankit Ajmera in Bengaluru; Editing by Savio D’Souza)

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