2017-19 Chrysler Stalling due to Powertrain Module Problem

Several 2017, 2018, 2019 Dodge, Chrysler, Fiat, Jeep, Ram models have been recalled due to a problem with the voltage regulator chip in the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) that can cause the engine to stall.

Details about this recall can be found at the National Highway Administration Website Recall 18V524000.

Symptoms

  • Engine Stalls
  • The car will not start
  • Engine starts then shuts off immediately
  • Engine loses power then dies

Problem Details

bad chip chrysler pcm moduleThis problem is caused by a defective chip in the powertrain controller. Once the chip fails, the powertrain module stops working causing the vehicle to not start or stall while driving.

The typical fix for this problem is to replace the PCM module. It is possible to troubleshoot the PCM and replace the failed chip, but this solution is less likely to be performed by your mechanic or dealer.

Instead, a new or used PCM module is typically installed. 

Solution

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the powertrain control module, free of charge.

This applies only to 2017-2019 models still under warranty. The recall is expected to begin September 28, 2018. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is U87.

If your vehicle is not covered by the warranty, such as in the case of salvage vehicles you will need to replace the PCM module yourself and program it to your vehicle. A new or used Chrysler PCM Module can be purchased online. 

Affected Vehciles

  • CHRYSLER > 300 > 2018
  • CHRYSLER > PACIFICA > 2018-2019
  • CHRYSLER > TOWN AND COUNTRY > 2017-2018
  • DODGE > CHALLENGER > 2018
  • DODGE > CHARGER > 2018
  • DODGE > DURANGO > 2018
  • DODGE > GRAND CARAVAN > 2017-2018
  • DODGE > JOURNEY > 2018
  • FIAT > 500X > 2018
  • JEEP > CHEROKEE > 2018-2019
  • JEEP > COMPASS > 2018
  • JEEP > GRAND CHEROKEE > 2018
  • JEEP > RENEGADE > 2018
  • JEEP > WRANGLER > 2017-2018
  • RAM > 1500 > 2018
  • RAM > PROMASTER > 2018

Possibly Affected Part Numbers

The following are parts number for Chrysler / Dodge Powertrain Control Module that may have been affected by this problem. 

  • 68259136AB,
  • 68243303AB,
  • 68259127AB,
  • 68342095AA,
  • 68259137AB,
  • 05150926AB,
  • 68330904AA,
  • 68342094AA,
  • 68243304AB,
  • 68330910AA,
  • 68243295AB,
  • 68330924AA,
  • 68259135AB,
  • 68342093AA,
  • 68330909AA,
  • 68330922AB,
  • 68292196AD,
  • 05150861AH,
  • 68397063AA

By YOUCANIC on May 21, 2019

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