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Chrysler has announced a massive recall of its minivans and Jeep Wranglers in the United States, as well as abroad, after discovering potential wiring and brake problems. The recall includes 600,000 vehicles in the United States and 100,000 overseas.
The recalled Jeep Wranglers come from model years 2006 to 2010. The company reports the front inner fender liners on Jeep Wranglers can rub against brake fluid tubes causing a brake fluid leak. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, this can lead to a partial brake failure. A total of 288,968 Wranglers are included in the recall.
Chrysler plans to notify individual owners and dealers about the recall and repairs which will be free of charge. The recall notification will likely be issued within a month.
The recall also involves Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country minivans from the 2008 and 2009 model years. The minivans may have a wiring problem that can cause a fire inside the sliding doors which are a feature of these vehicles. The wires may have been have improperly placed within the doors and could come into contact with the sliding door hinges. The hinges could then cut through the insulation, Chrysler and NHTSA said.
According to Chrysler, at this time, no injuries or accidents have been reported.
This is the second major recall within a week for Chrysler. Dodge Calibers and Jeep Compasses were recalled last week after discovering a potential issue with sticky gas petals. As we have reported in previous posts, Toyota has recalled millions of vehicles after discovering vehicles with the same issue.