Chrysler Announces Its Smallest Recall Yet: Pentastar V6 Engines Are Failing

By Blake Z. Rong | September 30, 2011
Chrysler’s lauded Pentastar engine is coming under fire for, well, not firing: Due to a manufacturing mishap, the engines can lose power and fail. The 3.6-liter V-6 engine can be found in a diverse array of Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep models: the 200 and Town & Country, Journey, Durango, Grand Caravan and Grand Cherokee vehicles. During its machining process, debris was left inside the engine and could cause it to stop working. Just 657 vehicles are affected—which surely must be gratifying for a modern-day recall, especially for a popular workhorse engine like the Pentastar. All of the cars were sold within the United States, and no injuries or accidents have resulted from the slip-up. Regardless, if you'd like to contact Chrysler and see if your vehicle is affected, you can call toll-free at (800) 247-9753. Source: Chrysler