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    Dodge Charger, Challenger and Other FCA Bestsellers Included in Massive Cruise Contro

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    FCA is recalling 4.8-million vehicles including the Dodge Charger, Dodge Challenger, Chrysler 300, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Ram 1500 and several other popular models over a concern that the cruise control system could get stuck in the set position and it will not shut off – potentially leading to an accident if the system will not deactivate as expected.

    Patrick Rall reports from Torque News.

    FCA announced this morning that 4.8-million vehicles in the United States, including some of their most popular models such as the Dodge Challenger, the Dodge Charger, the Jeep Grand Cherokee and pretty much the entire modern Ram truck lineup, are being recall over a concern that the cruise control could get stuck in the set position.

    As you might imagine, if the cruise control in your Hellcat Challenger or Ram 1500 gets stuck at 70 miles per hour, it poses an obvious safety risk to you and others on the road, so FCA is making the call to get these vehicles back to the dealerships and fixed. Fortunately, there has been only one report of this happening in the real world and there were no reported accidents or injuries stemming from that case.

    The Problem
    In the Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger and the rest of the FCA vehicles listed below, there are times when the cruise control system is set, but as the vehicle hits a hill, the system begins to accelerate on its own to maintain the set speed. In these affected vehicles, if the driver hits the throttle at the right point in time, right as the cruise control system initiates acceleration, there could be an electrical short that could cause the cruise control to stick on at the current speed.

    The Fix
    The good news is that this problem is fixed with a simple reflash of the vehicle’s computer system, so when owners bring their vehicles in for the repair, it will only take as long as a quick reprogramming with a diagnostic tool. Of course, this work will be performed free of charge to the customer.
    Last edited by MagnumClub; 05-25-2018 at 11:55 PM.

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    Will this reprogram/ flash affect custom tunes on the car?
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