No extra shaking? We’ll see.
After quite a few complaints, Fiat Chrysler Vehicles believes it has a repair for the‘s “demise wobble” problem. The time period, which homeowners use to explain steering wheel vibrations at freeway speeds, has been on the corporate’s radar for years, nevertheless it’s since been the topic of a brand new lawsuit.
Whereas the litigation is ongoing, FCA thinks it is traced the issue again to a stabilizer. The Detroit Free Press reported final Saturday that the automaker will provide up a brand new steering damper, often called a stabilizer, to treatment the issue. The newspaper reported homeowners started receiving notices for the alternative half marketing campaign this previous Friday.
House owners have lengthy argued the “demise wobble” is a significant security problem. At freeway speeds, ought to a driver hit a bump, the steering wheel will reportedly shake violently. Regardless of the alarming owner-coined time period, Jeep instructed the newspaper it is not conscious of any deaths or accidents because of the drawback.
The automaker additionally maintains the difficulty can happen in any automobile that boasts a solid-front axle and the issue is not essentially because of a faulty half. Per Mark Chernoby, FCA’s chief technical compliance officer, the difficulty comes from a “mixture of [the] design and manufacturing course of.”
Whereas homeowners will seemingly cheer a repair, the continued lawsuit has already raised considerations about putting in a brand new stabilizer and referred to as the follow a “band-aid repair.” As an alternative, the lawsuit referred to as on FCA to make main revisions and repairs to the suspension. Absolutely, we’ll hear extra about how the Wranglers behave after the primary clients obtain the FCA-condoned repair.
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