Fiat-Chrysler Automobile (FCA) recently announced they are recalling nearly five million vehicles in the U.S. This recall has no confirmed cases, but there is a possibility of not being able to turn off the cruise control. FCA suggests this can be fixed with a software update at the dealership. FCA states this can occur when an electrical short-circuit happens at the same time as cruise control is accelerating. While the stopping cruise control and hitting the brakes should overpower the engine and stop the vehicle, this might not work. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says "drivers should shift into neutral, forcefully apply the brake and put the vehicle in park once it's stopped."
Here is a list of the affected models:
2014 - 2019 RAM 1500
2014 - 2018 RAM 2500, 3500, 4500, and 5500
2015 - 2017 Chrsler 200
2014 - 2018 Chrysler 300
2017 and 2018 Chrysler Pacifica
2015 - 2018 Dodge Challenger
2014 - 2018 Dodge Charger, Journey and Durango
2014 - 2018 Jeep Cherokee and Grand Cherokee
Owners with questions can call their dealers or Fiat Chrysler at (866) 220-6747.