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Chrysler's latest recalls affect 566,000 vehicles

On Wednesday, Chrysler announced two more recalls affecting a total of 566,000 vehicles.

The first one covers certain 2010-2014 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups, and 4500 and 5500 chassis cabs. An estimated 314,704 are in the U.S., 59,432 are in Canada, 1,803 are in Mexico, and 5,937 are outside North America. 

A terminal connector near the fuel heater may be subject to friction-induced corrosion, which could lead to overheating and potential fuel leakage. No fires, injuries or accidents related to this issue have been reported so far, however. 

The second recall involves 184,186 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs from 2014, including 8,871 in Canada, which may suffer from a problem with the electronic stability control (ESC) system. 

A debris cover protecting certain circuit board may inadvertently disrupt a communication line and disable ESC, Chrysler said. The software upgrade restores proper communication and preserves ESC function.

Source: Automotive News