Transport Canada provides update on Fiat Chrysler defect investigation

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Power steering problems identified by department lead to safety recall of Dodge Journey vehicles in Canada and United States

May 10, 2016 - Ottawa, Ontario - Transport Canada

The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, is updating the public concerning the department's April 20, 2016 preliminary determination involving four Fiat Chrysler vehicles.

Following a Transport Canada defect investigation, the Minister of Transport determined that it might be necessary to order Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Canada to recall certain vehicles that could be affected by a loss of power steering assist. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Canada responded on May 5, 2016, by recalling 2009-2016 Dodge Journey multipurpose passenger vehicles.

The department continues to examine power steering issues on three other passenger car models:

  • 2011-2013 Chrysler 200;
  • 2007-2010 Chrysler Sebring; and
  • 2007-2013 Dodge Avenger.

Transport Canada is reviewing new complaint data and technical information provided by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Canada in response to the preliminary determination. The department will provide the Minister with the result of this review so he may make a final determination. If you have a problem with your vehicle, you are advised to contact a local FCA dealership or contact FCA Canada customer care at 1-800-465-2001.


"I am pleased that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Canada is recalling the Dodge Journey. I'm proud of the work my department has done to ensure that Canadians and their families are protected from safety defects. We will continue to examine power steering issues in the Chrysler 200, Chrysler Sebring and Dodge Avenger, and provide updates as new information becomes available."
The Honourable Marc Garneau
Minister of Transport

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