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The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 566,000 trucks and SUVs in two recalls to fix malfunctioning fuel heaters that can cause fires and a software glitch that can disable the electronic stability control.

The recalls bring the newly merged company's total for the year to 6.4 million vehicles worldwide and 5.1 million in the U.S. as it continues to struggle with reliability problems.

The largest of two recalls covers almost 382,000 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups and Ram 4500 and 5500 chassis cabs from 2010-14.

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. Owners could be warned by an odor of diesel fuel.

Customers will be notified by letters starting in December. 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 in the steering column control module can disrupt communications and disable the stability control. The problem was discovered when dealers started getting reports from customers that electronic stability control warning lights were coming on.

Fiat Chrysler says it knows of no crashes or injuries caused by the problem. Technicians will upgrade software to fix the SUVs, and customers will be notified in December.

Recalled Briggs & Stratton Snapper Rear Engine Riding Mowers have the name Snapper printed on both sides. The model and serial numbers are on a label on the engine platform under the right side of the seat. They were sold from April 2013 through May 2014. There and several model and serial number ranges involved.

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A weld on the axle can fail, resulting in a loss of brake control, posing an injury hazard.

Details: 800-935-2967 or go to www.Briggsandstratton.com.

Gas- and electric-powered, four-wheeled recreational vehicles made by Bad Boy Buggies have bench seats for the driver and passenger, a cargo bed in the rear of the two-person model, and a rear-facing back seat in the four-person model. The recalled vehicles have serial numbers ranging from 8004970 through 8012901. Serial numbers are on a plate or label on the steering column. Brand and model names are on the side and front panels of the vehicle. Model names included in the recall are Ambush and Ambush iS, Instinct, Recoil and Recoil iS. They were sold at Bad Boy Buggies dealers from August 2012 through May 2014.

Incorrect parking brake adjustments and improperly bled brake lines can diminish a consumer's braking ability, posing a crash hazard.

Details: 855-738-3711 or go to www.badboybuggies.com.

The recall for Kymco MXU 700 ATVs that came in black, camouflage, gold, green, red and silver is for model years 2013-15. They were sold at Kymco dealers nationwide from April 2013 to August 2014 for about $9,000.

The fuel cap may not vent properly, causing the fuel to heat up and pressure to build up in the tank and may cause it to rupture and burn the rider or start a fire.

Details: 888-235-3417 or go to www.kymcousa.com.

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