Had my solenoid customer satisfaction recall done on Wed. Noticed that the avg. MPG stuck at 4.7 mpg and took it back yesterday and was given this explanation: The battery was disconnected and will take from 15-100 miles of driving for it to reset to read avg. mpg.
Just drove 385+ miles this weekend and the avg mpg was reset 3 times and still shows 4.7 mpg avg.
Called dealer today but waiting on return call to schedule visit to correct misreading avg mpg.
Thanks, Steve. Those problems with no definite solution as yet would really bother me too and the latter really could be scary. I will be watching to see if anyone can answer your question about whether the gear would just be stuck or ? Neither may happen but just knowing they could and that they are considered serious enough for a recall is not reassuring. I hope you get your fixes FAST.According the Mopar website, as of today, Jan 11, 2020, there are two pending "safety recalls" on our Canadian 2017 PM:
#VB2 Cooling fan module replacement, issued Nov 15, 2019, repair parts not available yet
#W00 Transmission shift cable replacement, issued Jan 23, 2020, repair parts not available yet
It's already been 3 months waiting on new cooling fan parts. Not sure if old-style OEM (or non-OEM) parts are still available in the meantime. Hope I don't have to find out. <fingers crossed>
At least we are aware of these two potential problems and know what to look for. Cooling fan failure results in engine overheating and a dash warning light (eventually) coming on. Once that happens, you should shut it down ASAP to avoid serious engine damage.
If the shift cable detaches itself, you lose control of transmission gear selection, but you might not realize it until you actually try shifting gears. Anyone know how it would manifest itself? Would you remain locked in the current gear? Worst case, I'm imagining shifting from D to P or R, taking my foot of the brake, and having it lurch forward into the car/wall in front of me.
The recall notices didn't say that (yet), but everyone has to make up their own mind. I haven't been super concerned about the cooling fan problem since I'll get some warning (dash light) and it can't crash the van.Were you advised to stop driving the vehicle?