"Water may enter the wiring harness for the antilock-brake system module and leak into the module, disabling the ABS and/or the electronic stability control system," said NHTSA in its recall summary. "If the ABS or ESC is disabled a loss of vehicle stability could occur, increasing the risk of a crash."
Fiat-Chrysler said it is unaware of any injuries or accidents linked to the recall.
"The condition, if it occurs, is most often preceded by an instrument-cluster warning light," the automaker said in a statement. "Foundation brake function is unaffected."
The affected Journeys were built from April 21, 2012 to April 14, 2015.
Dodge dealers will seal the ABS wiring harness to prevent water from entering and will replace the ABS module and repair the headlamp and dash-wiring harness, as necessary. A date has not been set for the recall. Owners can contact Fiat-Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403.
Edmunds says: Owners of these vehicles should expect to receive a recall notice in about 60 days. But it's a good idea to stay in touch with your dealer for current information.