DETROIT — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling more than 77,480 vehicles in Canada because the windshield wiper arms may loosen and not properly function.
They are 2019-20 Jeep Compass crossovers and 2019-20 Ram 1500 pickups, including the Ram 1500 Classic, produced before March 3.
The automaker is also recalling 425,558 vehicles in the United States.
The loose wipers may not clear the windshield completely, or the wiper arms may not return fully to "rest" position after deactivation. This could reduce driver visibility and increase risk of crash, according to a NHTSA document. The recall is not yet posted on the Transport Canada website.
The fix calls for dealerships to tighten the wiper nuts. It was not immediately clear which company supplied the windshield wipers.
FCA is expected to begin notifying owners and dealers this month, spokesman Eric Mayne told Automotive News.