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Chrysler recalls 566K trucks, SUVs; Ford recalls Ford Edge, SUVs

2014 Ram 5500 Chassis Cab
Source: Chrysler
2014 Ram 5500 Chassis Cab

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Ford Motor on Wednesday issued recalls for more than a half-million trucks and SUVs.

Chrysler is recalling more than 566,000 SUVs and trucks because malfunctioning fuel heaters can cause fires, or a software glitch can disable the electronic stability control.

The largest of two recalls announced Wednesday covers almost 382,000 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups and Ram 4500 and 5500 chassis cabs from 2010 through 2014.

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In trucks with 6.7-Liter Cummins diesel engines, corrosion on a fuel heater terminal could cause overheating, fuel leaks and fires. Chrysler is not aware of any fires or injuries. Dealers will install upgraded terminals and fuel heater housings could be replaced.

The second recall covers more than 184,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs from 2014. A debris cover over a circuit board can disrupt communications and disable the stability control. Software will be upgraded.

Ford recalls crossovers for fire hazard

Separately, Ford Motor said it will conduct a regional recall of 204,448 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX crossover vehicles to correct an issue that could cause a fire.

The 2007-2008 models have fuel tank reinforcement brackets that could become corroded, which in turn could result in a fuel leak and a possible fire, Ford said.

The automaker said it is aware of one fire related to the issue, with no accidents or injuries.

The vehicles are being recalled in 22 U.S. states, most of them in the Northeast and upper Midwest, and six Canadian provinces, from Ontario to Nova Scotia.

The Associated Press and Reuters contributed to this article.