Chrysler Jeeps and Minivans are being recalled over defects that increase the risk of a crash.
Bloomberg reports that almost 575,000 Jeep Wrangler SUVs and Dodge and Chrysler minivans are being recalled because of a brake line and wiring defect.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that a defect in the vehicles allows liners inside the fender to touch the right-front and left-rear brake lines. The wear that results can cause brake fluid to leak which potentially causes partial loss of brakes in the affected wheel.
The recall includes 364,732 Jeep Wrangler 2007 through 2010 model year. Chrysler also recalled 318,974 2008-2009 Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans over a sliding door that can wear through wire insulation that can lead to a short circuit and potentially a fire.
Last week, Chrysler Group LLC issued another recall for 35,000 Dodge Caliber and Jeep Compass vehicles over a sticky accelerator pedals that fail to return to the idle position.
No accidents are attributed to the defective product.
The recalls affect cars in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Owners should receive a letter from Chrysler of Auburn Hills, Michigan and repairs are scheduled for June. Owners should contact the NHTSA Web site.
The Chrysler recall campaign number is K13. #