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Chrysler Jeeps and Dodge Minivan Recall

Posted by Jane Akre
Monday, June 07, 2010 12:46 PM EST
Category: On The Road
Tags: Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Accelerator Pedal, Brake Fluid, Product Defect, Auto Accident, NHTSA


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IMAGE SOURCE: Jeep Wrangler Web site

Safety Recall

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. #


3 Comments

Posted by Renee
Monday, June 07, 2010 1:22 PM EST

I have a 2008 Chrysler Town and Country. On a trip last fall to Florida (from Maine) my left rear tire nearly caught on fire while driving on the Florida Turnpike. The repair the next day (not covered under warranty) was $620.00. I only had 30,000 miles on the van. I filed a complaint with Chrysler and with NHTSA. If this all works out, the minivans will be safer and I can get my money back!!!

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Posted by Naomi
Tuesday, June 08, 2010 1:31 AM EST

We were fortunate(?) to discover that our 2008 T&C brakes needed replacing during a routine maintenance service so apparently we weren't in any danger -- and after hearing about the recall, we were looking forward to a refund too. But in reading the NHTSA recall details, it turns out that the brakes affected were the Jeep/Wranglers not the Town & Country :-(

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Posted by Naomi
Tuesday, June 08, 2010 1:31 AM EST

We were fortunate(?) to discover that our 2008 T&C brakes needed replacing during a routine maintenance service so apparently we weren't in any danger -- and after hearing about the recall, we were looking forward to a refund too. But in reading the NHTSA recall details, it turns out that the brakes affected were the Jeep/Wranglers not the Town & Country :-(

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