FCA US LLC is voluntarily recalling an estimated 10,944 U.S.-market midsize crossover vehicles equipped with optional block heaters to address fluid-line durability in extreme, cold-weather conditions.

An investigation found some lines carrying power-steering fluid may leak at engine start-up, when the vehicle is subject to extreme cold.

Steering is not lost in such circumstances. However, if a vehicle is so-affected, the amount of physical effort required to steer may increase.

The Company is unaware of any related injuries or accidents.

Affected are certain model-year 2009-2016 Dodge Journey vehicles. An estimated 187,436 vehicles in Canada are also subject to this recall.

Replacement parts are expected to become available soon. Affected customers will be notified accordingly.

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