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Jeep Grand Cherokee Recall Information


NEWS: Chrysler is recalling certain 2014 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles;  OCCUPANT RESTRAINT CONTROL (OCR) MODULE
Report Receipt Date: OCT 14, 2014 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V643000 
Component(s): OCCUPANT RESTRAINT CONTROL (OCR) MODULE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 126,772 

OCT 2014 -- Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2014 Dodge Durango vehicles manufactured June 2, 2013, to June 28, 2014, and 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured October 30, 2012, to April 30, 2014. Due to a fault within the Occupant Restraint Control (OCR) module, the frontal air bags, seat belt pretensioners, and side air bags may be disabled. The malfunction indicator light “MIL” should illuminate to initially warn drivers of a failure. If the frontal air bags, seat belt pretensioners, and side air bags are disabled, there is an increased risk of injury to the vehicle occupants in the event of a vehicle crash that necessitates use of the passive restraint system. Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ORC module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on December 8, 2014. Chrysler's number for this recall is P67. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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NEWS: Chrysler is recalling certain 2014 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles;  ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL  
Report Receipt Date: OCT 08, 2014 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V636000 
Component(s): ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL 
Potential Number of Units Affected: 132,223 

OCT 2014 -- Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2014 Dodge Durango, and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured October 3, 2013, to April 11, 2014. Due to an issue with the software for the Steering Column Control Module (SCCM), the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) may be disabled. If the ESC is disabled during certain driving situations, the driver may not be able to adequately control the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the SCCM software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on December 5, 2014. Chrysler's number for this recall is P64. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.go

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NEWS: Chrysler is recalling certain 2011-2014 Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, Challenger, and Durango; and 2012-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles;  ALTERNATOR
Report Receipt Date: OCT 08, 2014 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V634000 
Component(s): ALTERNATOR
Potential Number of Units Affected: 434,581 

OCT 2014 -- Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2011-2014 Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, Challenger, and Durango; and 2012-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured April 22, 2010, to January 2, 2014, and equipped with a 3.6L engine and a 160 amp alternator. In the affected vehicles, the alternator may suddenly fail. If the alternator fails, the vehicle may stall without warning, increasing the risk of a crash. Chrysler is expected to begin notifying owners of this recall on November 28, 2014. The remedy for this recall campaign is still under development. Chrysler's number for this recall is P60. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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NEWS: Chrysler is recalling certain 2008 Chrysler 300, Dodge Magnum, Dodge Charger, Jeep Commander and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles; IGNITION SWITCH
Report Receipt Date: SEP 17, 2014 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V567000 
Component(s): IGNITION SWITCH
Potential Number of Units Affected: 291,703 

OCT 2014 -- Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2008 Chrysler 300 vehicles manufactured May 31, 2007, to May 12, 2008, Dodge Magnum vehicles manufactured May 23, 2007, to May 12, 2008, Dodge Charger vehicles manufactured May 24, 2007, to May 12, 2008, Jeep Commander vehicles manufactured April 3, 2007, to May 12, 2008, and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured March 21, 2007, to May 12, 2008. In the affected vehicles, the ignition key (FOBIK) may not return to the "ON" position after being rotated to the "START" position, instead sticking between the two positions. Potentially, while the vehicle is being driven, the ignition may inadvertently move through the "RUN" position to the "ACCESSORY" or "OFF" ignition position, turning off the engine. If the ignition stays between "START" and "ON" positions it could cause loss of certain electrical functions. If the ignition key inadvertently moves into the "OFF" or "ACCESSORY" position, the engine will turn off, which will then depower various key safety systems including but not limited to air bags, power steering, and power braking. Loss of functionality of these systems may increase the risk of crash and/or increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash. The remedy for this recall campaign is still under development. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Chrysler's number for this recall is P57. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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NEWS: Chrysler recalling 350,000 cars for possible stalling
Detroit News  @ September 26, 2014

SEPT 2014 -- Chrysler Group LLC said it is recalling nearly 350,000 older cars and SUVs because ignition switches could malfunction and cause stalling.

The recall covers 349,442 2008, Dodge Chargers, Dodge Magnums, Chrysler 300 sedans, Jeep Commanders and Jeep Grand Cherokees; 292,000 are in the United States, 19,000 in Canada, 5,000 in Mexico and 33,000 elsewhere.

Chrysler — a unit of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV — has now recalled more than 2 million vehicles since 2011 for ignition switch problems. The issue got new attention after General Motors Co. in February recalled 2.6 million cars for ignition switches that could move out of the "on" position to the accessory or off position, causing them to stall and disabling air bags. GM has recalled more than 16 million vehicles this year for ignition issues.

Chrysler said its investigation found that in some 2008 models produced before May 2008, vehicles "may not fully return to the 'on' position after rotation to the 'start' position during engine-startup. Instead, they may remain between the 'start' and 'on' positions. If this occurs, windshield defroster and wiper function may be lost. Air bag function is not affected."

Chrysler said its investigation also showed a "less probable" problem could cause air bags to fail. "An ignition key may not fully return to the 'on' position after rotation to the 'start' position and may inadvertently move through the 'on' position to 'accessory" or "off.' If this occurs, it may result in reduced braking power and a loss of engine power, power steering, and one or more of the vehicle's safety features including front air bags," Chrysler said.

Chrysler said it is aware of a single minor accident that was possibly related to either condition — and no injuries. The automaker wants owners to only use their ignition key and not use a key chain. Chrysler doesn't yet have a fix for the problem — or for an earlier recall announced in July for ignition issues.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has notified major automakers it wants to make sure they are looking at ignition switch issues and wants automakers to brief them on system interactions — like the connection between airbags not deploying and ignition key position. NHTSA Deputy Administrator David Friedman said earlier this month the agency has been looking closely at the issue.

Chrysler and NHTSA discussed the issue in recent weeks and Chrysler notified the safety agency of the recall last week.

Friedman told The Detroit News that the Chrysler ignition recall "is exactly a result of our new understanding of this relationship between ignition switches and the air bag. Once we had that information we were able to comb the data and present a case ... and they followed up with a recall."

Chrysler is still investigating the problem and doesn't have a fix yet. Until then, owners are advised to make sure the ignition keys are in the "on" position.

In June, NHTSA announced it was opening investigations into 1.2 million Chrysler vehicles because of reports that a driver's knee can move the ignition switch out of the "run" position, causing the vehicles to stall and disabling the air bags. That included 525,000 2006-07 Jeep Commanders and 2005-06 Jeep Grand Cherokees in the United States. NHTSA has said it still is investigating whether Chrysler's fix is adequate in many of the recalled vehicles.

In late June, Chrysler said it would recall nearly 696,000 minivans and SUVs worldwide under government pressure because ignition keys could rotate out of the "on" position, potentially causing stalling and the air bag not to deploy in a front-end crash. Chrysler said it was expanding a 2011 recall to cover the 2009 Dodge Journey and 2008-09 Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country "for inadvertent ignition key rotation from the run position to the accessory position."

In July, Chrysler said it was recalling nearly 800,000 older Jeep SUVs for ignition switch problems, and urged owners to only use the ignition key as the automaker works to find a fix. The company said the recall covers some 2006-07 Jeep Commander and 2005-07 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs. Chrysler said Thursday said it doesn't yet have a fix

Chrysler said it had about 30 customer complaints and 465 warranty claims alleging inadvertent engine shut-off while driving — and reports of two rear-end collisions arising from the condition. There are no reports of deaths or injuries from air bags failing to deploy in crashes linked to the defect. Chrysler disclosed that on June 17, NHTSA asked the automaker in a phone call to recall the 2008-09 vehicles. But the automaker is standing by its recall remedy — adding a detent ring to the switch to make it stiffer, instead of replacing the entire part in the minivan and SUV recall — even though NHTSA has concerns it may not work.

Last month, Chrysler said it is establishing a new office of Vehicle Safety and Regulatory Compliance. It will be led by Senior Vice President Scott Kunselman.

Previously, Chrysler housed auto safety in its global engineering group. It is now served by a stand-alone organization. Chrysler's top safety engineer previously reported to Mark Chernoby, who was senior vice president of engineering. Chrysler said last month the move "will help intensify the company's continuing commitment to vehicle safety and regulatory compliance."

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NEWS: Chrysler is recalling certain 2011 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles;  FUEL PUMP RELAY
Report Receipt Date: SEP 04, 2014 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V530000 
Component(s):  FUEL PUMP RELAY
Potential Number of Units Affected: 188,723 

SEPT 2014 -- Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2011 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured January 5, 2010, to July 20, 2011, and equipped with either a 3.6L or 5.7L engine. In the affected vehicles, the fuel pump relay inside the Totally Integrated Power Module (TIPM-7) may fail, causing the vehicle to stall without warning. A vehicle stall increases the risk of a crash. Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel pump relay with one external to the TIPM, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on October 24, 2014. Chrysler's number for this recall is P54. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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NEWS: Chrysler is recalling certain 2005-2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2006-2007 Jeep Commander vehicles; IGNITION SWITCH
Report Receipt Date: JUL 21, 2014 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V438000 
Component(s): IGNITION SWITCH
Potential Number of Units Affected: 643,618 

JULY 2014 -- This defect can affect the safe operation of the airbag system. Until this recall is performed, drivers should adjust their seat to allow clearance between the driver's knee and the ignition key, and remove all items from their key ring, leaving only the vehicle key. Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2005-2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured February 11, 2004, to July 5, 2007, and 2006-2007 Jeep Commander vehicles manufactured January 31, 2005, to July 5, 2007. In the affected vehicles, the driver may accidentally hit the ignition key with their knee, unintentionally knocking the key out of the run position, turning off the engine. If the ignition key inadvertently moves into the OFF or ACCESSORY position, the engine will turn off, which will then depower various key safety systems including but not limited to air bags, power steering, and power braking. Loss of functionality of these systems may increase the risk of crash and/or increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash. Chrysler will notify owners in September 2014. The remedy for this recall is still under development. Chrysler's number for this recall is P41. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov

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NEWS: Chrysler recalls 800,000 SUVs for ignition problems
Detroit News  @ July 23, 2014

JULY 2014 -- Chrysler Group LLC is recalling nearly 800,000 older Jeep SUVs for ignition switch problems, and is urging owners to only use the ignition key as the automaker works to find a fix.

The company said the recall covers some 2006-07 Jeep Commander and 2005-07 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs, and said its engineers are seeking a remedy. “Chrysler is committing now to conduct a recall out of an abundance of caution,” the company said.

Chrysler advised owners to make sure there is enough clearance between their knees and the keys so that the key doesn’t get bumped and accidentally turn off the engine. As a further precaution, owners are advised to remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key.

The problem is similar to the issue that has rocked cross-town rival General Motors Co. after it failed to promptly recall 2.6 million cars linked to at least 13 deaths when air bags failed to deploy after vehicles stalled. GM has recalled more than 12 million other vehicles for other ignition problems.

Chrysler said it is unaware of any related injuries. The automaker reported it knows of one accident and at least 32 complaints involving less than a tiny fraction of the recalled vehicles — 0.015 percent.

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Chrysler has now recalled about 1.7 million vehicles for ignition switch problems since 2011. But the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration still is investigating whether Chrysler’s fix is adequate in most of the recalled vehicles.

In June, NHTSA announced it was opening investigations into 1.2 million Chrysler vehicles because of reports that a driver’s knee can move the ignition switch out of the “run” position, causing the vehicles to stall and disabling the air bags. That included 525,000 2006-07 Jeep Commanders and 2005-06 Jeep Grand Cherokees in the United States after 32 complaints allege the driver’s knee can contact the key fob or key chain and cause the ignition to be turned off.

The Auburn Hills unit of Fiat Chrysler SpA said its preliminary investigation suggests an outside force, usually attributed to contact with the driver’s knee, may move ignition keys from the “on” position. Chrysler said the problem may cause the engine to stall, reducing braking power and making steering more difficult. Safety features such as front air bags may also be disabled.

Chrysler said it will alert owners by mid-September when they may schedule service.

Chrysler said the recall will cover 649,900 vehicles in the U.S.; 28,800 in Canada; 12,800 in Mexico and 100,800 outside of the NAFTA region. The Commander is no longer in production and the Grand Cherokee has since been completely redesigned; newer models are not subject to the recall.

In an interview last week, acting NHTSA Administrator David Friedman said the agency is looking more broadly at the issue of whether other automakers have ignition issues.

“This whole GM Cobalt recall brought to light a whole set of new information about interactions between ignition switches and air bags. We quickly jumped on that new information ... We’re still in that process.”

Despite the new recalls Chrysler is still behind last year’s pace. Chrysler has recalled more than 2.8 million vehicles in 20 campaigns this year compared with 3.5 million in 31 campaigns in the same period last year.

Last month, Chrysler said it would recall nearly 696,000 minivans and SUVs worldwide under government pressure because ignition keys could rotate out of the “on” position, potentially causing stalling and the air bag not to deploy in a front-end crash.

Last month, Chrysler said it will expand a 2011 recall to cover the 2009 Dodge Journey and 2008-09 Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country “for inadvertent ignition key rotation from the run position to the accessory position.”

Chrysler said it had about 30 customer complaints and 465 warranty claims alleging inadvertent engine shut-off while driving — and reports of two rear-end collisions arising from the condition. There are no reports of deaths or injuries from air bags failing to deploy in crashes linked to the defect.

Chrysler disclosed that on June 17, NHTSA asked the automaker in a phone call to recall the 2008-09 vehicles. But the automaker is standing by its recall remedy — adding a detent ring to the switch to make it stiffer, instead of replacing the entire part — even though NHTSA has concerns it may not work.

The Commander and Grand Cherokee have a different ignition switch — an instrument panel mounted switch — compared to column ignition switches in the minivans.

Separately Tuesday, Chrysler Group said it will recall an estimated 21,000 vehicles to inspect and, if necessary, replace the shocks or struts. Chrysler said some vehicles may have been assembled using a shipment of shocks and struts that do not meet Chrysler standards.

That recall covers some 2014 Ram 1500 pickups, 2015 Jeep Cherokee SUVs and 2015 Chrysler 200 sedans assembled within a 16-day period ending June 6 of 2014. An estimated 14,300 vehicles are in the U.S.; 5,300 in Canada; 160 in Mexico and 2,000 outside North America.

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NEWS: Chrysler is recalling certain 2011-2014 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles; INTERIOR LIGHTS; ELECTRICAL
Report Receipt Date: JUL 02, 2014 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V391000 
Component(s):  INTERIOR LIGHTS; ELECTRICAL
Potential Number of Units Affected: 651,130 

JULY 2014 -- Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2011-2014 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured January 5, 2010, through December 11, 2013. In the affected vehicles, the wiring for the vanity lamp in the sun visor may short circuit, after a service repair is performed. If the vanity lamp wiring shorts, there is an increased risk of fire. Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and repair any damaged wiring, and install a new sun visor that properly routes the wire, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in August 2014. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is P36. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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NEWS: Chrysler is recalling certain 2014 Dodge Durango, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT and Jeep Cherokee vehicles; VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL 
Report Receipt Date: JUN 04, 2014 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V293000 
Component(s): VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL 
Potential Number of Units Affected: 6,120 

JUNE 2014 -- Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2014 Dodge Durango vehicles manufactured January 16, 2014 to April 8, 2014, Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured January 16, 2014 to April 8, 2014, Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT vehicles manufactured February 3, 2014 to April 8, 2014, and Jeep Cherokee vehicles manufactured March 6, 2014 to April 17, 2014. When the adaptive cruise control is engaged and the driver presses the accelerator pedal to increase the vehicle's speed more than the cruise control system would on its own, the vehicle may continue to accelerate briefly after the accelerator pedal is released. The unintended continued acceleration may increase the risk of a crash. Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will re-flash the Driver Assistance System Module (DASM), free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in June 2014. Chrysler's number for this recall is P31. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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NEWS: Chrysler is recalling certain 2011-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango vehicles; SERVICE BRAKES , SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Report Receipt Date: APR 01, 2014 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V154000 
Component(s): SERVICE BRAKES , SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC 
Potential Number of Units Affected: 644,354 

APRIL 2014 -- Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2011-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango vehicles manufactured from January 5, 2010, through September 8, 2013. The subject vehicles have a brake booster with a center shell that may corrode and allow water to get inside. The water inside could freeze and limit the braking ability of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will add a water diverter shield to the booster after the booster has been tested to confirm it can hold an acceptable amount of vacuum pressure. If the booster inspection confirms an unacceptable loss of vacuum pressure, the booster will be replaced. Repairs will be made free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in May 2014. Chrysler's recall campaign number is P14. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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NEWS: Chrysler is recalling certain 2012-2013 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles; SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC  
Report Receipt Date: MAR 04, 2014 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V104000 
Component(s): SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC 
Potential Number of Units Affected: 18,690 

MARCH 2014 -- Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured October 11, 2011, through October 1, 2012. Under certain braking events, the Ready Alert Braking System (RAB) may result in the driver experiencing a hard brake pedal feel. If the driver experiences a hard brake pedal, the driver may not push the pedal as intended, lengthening the distance needed to stop the vehicle and increasing the risk of a crash. Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the ABS module software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in March 2014. Chrysler's number associated with this recall is P05. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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NEWS: Chrysler is recalling 25,250 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango vehicles; 2012-2013: BRAKES
Yahoo News  @ March 10, 2014

MARCH 2014 -- Chrysler Group LLC said it is recalling 25,250 Jeep and Dodge sport utility vehicles globally to address a braking issue.

Chrysler, a unit of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles , said the recall is being done to improve pedal feel during certain aggressive braking maneuvers.

An investigation found brake fluid flow was being restricted too much and the company said it is updating software to improve the flow and restore appropriate pedal feel.

A company spokesman said Monday there have been no reports of accidents or injuries related to the issue.

Chrysler said a supplier raised a concern about a part that accommodates Ready Alert Braking, a safety system that primes brakes for optimal response when making a sudden stop. The company said brake function was not lost or out of compliance, but pedal feel was not consistent with customer expectations.

Affected models are certain Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs from model years 2012 and 2013, including about 18,700 in the United States, 825 in Canada, 530 in Mexico and 5,200 outside of North America, the company said in a statement late Friday.

Chrysler said it will notify customers when to schedule service, the cost of which the company will cover..

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NEWS: Chrysler is recalling certain 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles
Report Receipt Date: OCT 17, 2013 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V483000 
Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM , ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL , SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC 
Potential Number of Units Affected: 91,559 

OCTOBER 2013 - Chrysler Group, LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured January 8, 2013, through August 20, 2013. Due to a disruption of computer communications and loose alternator ground wires, the affected vehicles may experience random illumination of multiple instrument cluster warning lights, loss of cluster illumination and loss of anti-lock brake system (ABS) and electronic stability control (ESC) function. Because of these conditions, the vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 101, "Controls and Displays," and No. 126, "Electronic Stability Control Systems." A loss of ABS and ESC function reduces the driver's ability to control the vehicle. Drivers would not be warned of brake system failures or any other failures which would be illuminated on the dashboard display. Either condition increases the risk of a crash. Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the ABS and instrument cluster module software and tighten the alternator ground wire, free of charge. The recall is planned to begin in November 2013. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N58. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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NEWS: Chrysler recalls 142,800 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs; Instrument Lighting & Anti-Lock Brakes
Yahoo News @ October 1, 2013

OCTOBER 2013 - Chrysler said Tuesday it was recalling 142,800 Jeep Grand Cherokees to fix a problem with software that controls instrument lighting and the anti-lock braking system.

The majority of the recalls are for 132,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees in the model year 2014. Most of them -- 91,559 -- are in the United States. The rest are outside the US.

Chrysler, controlled by Italy's Fiat, said there was a software problem on the Jeeps that randomly lit up the instrument lights or made them go dark. Engineers also discovered a software glitch with the vehicles' anti-lock braking system that affects the instrument display..

The automaker said it was unaware of any associated accidents or injuries with any of the problems, and will update the software free of charge.

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NEWS: Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2014, non-SRT trimmed, Grand Cherokee vehicles
Report Receipt Date: JUL 02, 2013 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V289000 
Component(s): EXTERIOR LIGHTING 
Potential Number of Units Affected: 4,458 

JUNE 2013 - Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2014, non-SRT trimmed, Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured January 14, 2013, through March 20, 2013 equipped with premium headlamps. In the affected vehicles, when switching between daytime running lights and parking lights, electrical spikes may cause the parking lamps to turn off. Without properly functioning parking lamps these vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, "Lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment." Without parking lamps, the vehicle may not be as visible to other vehicles, increasing the risk of a crash. Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the Central Body Controller software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in August 2013.Chrysler's recall campaign number is N42. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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NEWS: Chrysler is recalling certain 1993-1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2002-2007 Jeep Liberty vehicles
Report Receipt Date: JUN 19, 2013 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V252000 
Component(s): FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE , STRUCTURE 
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,560,000 

JULY 2013 - Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 1993-1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2002-2007 Jeep Liberty vehicles. The fuel tanks in these vehicles are at risk of failure and leakage in certain rear impacts. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire. Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the rear structure. On vehicles in the recall that are not equipped with a tow hitch, Chrysler will install a Chrysler designed tow hitch free of charge, provided the condition of the vehicle can support proper installation. On vehicles in the recall that are equipped with an aftermarket tow hitch, Chrysler will assess whether the hitch and surrounding areas show evidence of sharp edges or other puncture risks. If so, Chrysler will replace the tow hitch with a Chrysler designed tow hitch free of charge, provided the condition of the vehicle can support proper installation. On vehicles already equipped with a Chrysler designed tow hitch, Chrysler will inspect the area around the tow hitch installation, and if any installation issues are identified, they will be repaired free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in July 2013. Chrysler's recall campaign numbers are N45 (for the Grand Cherokee vehicles) and N46 (for the Liberty vehicles). Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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NEWS: Chrysler is recalling certain 2005-2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2006-2010 Jeep Commander vehicles
Report Receipt Date: MAY 07, 2013 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V175000 
Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM , POWER TRAIN 
Potential Number of Units Affected: 295,345 

MAY 2013 -- Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2005-2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured February 11, 2004, through March 9, 2010; and 2006-2010 Jeep Commander vehicles manufactured January 31, 2005, through March 10, 2010. A transfer case electrical failure may result in an unintentional shifting of the transfer case into the neutral position. If the vehicle shifts into neutral, it may roll away increasing the risk of a crash or personal injury. Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will reflash the final drive controller which governs the transfer case, with new software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in June 2013. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N23. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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NEWS: Chrysler recalls nearly 470,000 Jeep SUVs because they may shift into neutral on startup
Yahoo News  @ May 11, 2013

MAY 2013 -- Chrysler is recalling 469,000 Jeep SUVs worldwide because they can shift into neutral without warning on startup.
The recall affects 2005 to 2010 Grand Cherokees and 2006 to 2010 Commanders.

U.S. safety regulators say cracks in a circuit board can cause a faulty signal as the SUVs are being started. If the vehicles shift into neutral they can roll away.
Chrysler says the problem has caused 26 crashes and two injuries.

Chrysler will notify owners and dealers will update software to take care of the problem. Chrysler found cracks in a circuit board that turns the four-wheel-drive system on and off.

Repairs will be made at no cost to owners.

The recall covers 295,000 vehicles in the U.S., 28,500 in Canada, and 4,200 in Mexico. The remaining 141,000 are outside North America.

The company says in documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Administration that it began looking into the problem after a customer complained that an SUV rolled away in January of 2012 after being started remotely.

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NEWS:  NHTSA investigates Jeep Grand Cherokees, Dodge Ram 1500s 
DETROIT  NEWS -- August 2, 2012

AUGUST 2012 -- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is opening investigations into more than 335,000 Chrysler vehicles, including reports of fires in Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs.

In documents posted Monday on its website, the agency said it has launched preliminary probes into 106,803 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokees because leaking power steering fluid hoses may have caused fires, and 230,000 2009-10 Dodge Ram 1500 pickups because of a failure in the differential that can cause the rear wheels to lock up.

NHTSA said it has reports of two fires in Jeep Grand Cherokees since May, and a third report of leaking power steering fluid that led to loss of power steering.

A Jeep Grand Cherokee with 35 miles on the odometer was consumed by a blaze June 13.

"While driving approximately 50 mph, the (owner) glanced into the rearview mirror and noticed smoke outside of the vehicle. Immediately the vehicle was maneuvered to the side of the road," NHTSA's summary of the incident said. After the driver exited, "massive flames erupted from under the hood."

The fires may be the result of faulty power steering hoses that allow fluid to leak onto hot engine components, NHTSA said. In one fire, an owner said he saw fluid leaking in his driveway before the Jeep caught fire.

The safety agency has made vehicle fires a top priority. Last week, Ford Motor Co. took the unusual step of urging the owners of 4,800 2013 new Escape SUVs to immediately stop driving because of the risk of fires stemming from fuel leaks.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 287,000 vehicle fires annually from 2003-2007. These fires caused about 480 civilian deaths, 1,525 injuries and $1.3 billion in direct property damage annually.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee had its best June sales month in the U.S. last month since 2005. Sales were up 38 percent in the first half of 2012 to 75,117. It's Chrysler's second-best selling vehicle in the U.S., behind the Ram pickup. Ram sales are up 24 percent in the first half of the year to 138,581.

Separately, NHTSA said it is opening a second investigation into the 2009-2010 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup after it received 12 complaints of rear wheels that locked up because of a failure of the differential.

Eight drivers said they were traveling at 35 mph or greater. Four complaints involving higher speed incidents say the failure resulted in a loss of control — spinning or skidding — and one truck hit a concrete barrier.

NHTSA typically takes six months to a year before deciding whether to upgrade a preliminary investigation into an engineering analysis — a necessary step before it can ask an automaker to recall vehicles it deems unsafe. Not all investigations end in recalls; automakers often recall vehicles before an investigation is completed if they discover a problem.

Chrysler spokesman ..said the Auburn Hills automaker is working with the government.

"Chrysler Group takes seriously every customer complaint and is cooperating fully with NHTSA," Chrysler spokesman said.

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NEWS:  Feds widen fire probe of Chrysler SUVs to 5.1 million
DETROIT  NEWS -- June 15,  2012

JUNE 2012 -- Federal safety investigators are expanding a government probe into whether fuel tanks in 5 million Chrysler SUVs pose a serious fire risk.The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration investigation, opened in August 2010 to look at 3 million 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokees, has been expanded to cover 5.1 million vehicles, including the 1993-2001 Jeep Cherokee and 2002-07 Jeep Liberty.  In its notice, NHTSA said it was upgrading its preliminary investigation to an engineering analysis. At the conclusion of its analysis, the agency can demand a recall, if it determines vehicles are unsafe   READ MORE....

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SEPTEMBER 2011 -- Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2012 Chrysler vehicles, including 200 and Town and Country models, Dodge vehicles, including Charger, Durango, Grand Caravan and Journey models and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured from August 31, 2011, through September 13, 2011, that are equipped with 3.6L engines. These engines may experience connecting rod bearing failure due to debris inside the engine block. Connecting rod failure may lead to engine seizure which may increase the risk of a crash. Chrysler will notify owners and replace the engine free of charge. This is Chrysler safety recall L33. The safety recall is expected to begin during October 2011.   11V-487


NEWS:  U.S. probes old Jeep Grand Cherokees for fire risk

YAHOO NEWS -- August 24, 2010 – U.S. safety regulators have opened a preliminary investigation of about 3 million older Jeep Grand Cherokees with fuel tanks that may present a fire risk in a crash, the regulators' website showed on Tuesday.

The investigation was opened on Monday by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The action is short of a recall, and a Chrysler spokesman said owners of the 1993-2004 model year vehicles should take no action at this time.

Chrysler said it was cooperating fully with NHTSA on the investigation. It said the Jeep Grand Cherokees from those model years "meet or exceed" federal safety standards.

The Center for Auto Safety last October petitioned NHTSA to open an investigation into the vehicles, saying NHTSA records show that from 1992 to 2008 the SUVs were involved in 172 fatal fire crashes with 254 deaths.

The petition did not say how many, if any, of the deaths were related to the fuel tanks.

The preliminary investigation comes as automakers face tougher scrutiny by safety regulators following Toyota Motor Corp's massive recalls starting in fall 2009.

The Center for Auto Safety, founded by Consumers Union and Ralph Nader in 1970, asked regulators to open an investigation in October 2009, contending that the Grand Cherokee fuel tank storage system was defective and posed a hazard in a crash.

The Grand Cherokee's plastic fuel tank from those model years was behind the rear axle, extended below the rear bumper and had inadequate shielding, leaving it vulnerable to rupturing or leaking in a crash, the center said.

Chrysler put the fuel tank in front of the rear axle and shielded it in the 2005 model year, the center said.

In response to the center's petition, federal safety investigators performed a preliminary examination of data that isolated 10 crashes with 13 fatalities most likely associated with the defect the center described, NHTSA said.

A preliminary review of data supplied to federal regulators did not find the Grand Cherokee "over-represented for post-crash fires," NHTSA said.

"Further review and investigation into these incidents is needed to determine the existence of any relationship between the alleged defect and each fire or leak," NHTSA said.

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MAY  2010 -- Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2010 Chrysler 300, Dodge Challenger, Charger, Jeep Commander, Grand Cherokee and Dodge Ram vehicles. These vehicles may have been built with a wireless ignition node (WIN) module exhibiting a binding condition of the solenoid latch. The result of the defect could lead to a condition where the key may be removed from the ignition switch (WIN module) prior to placing the shifter in park. This could result in the potential for unintended vehicle movement and could increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect and replace the WIN module free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during July 2010.  Chrysler's recall campaign number is K08. 10V-200


NEWS:  2010 Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep Models Recalled

ConsumerAffairs.com -- May 17, 2010  --  Chrysler Group LLC is recalling about 40,000 Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep models from the 2010 year. The vehicles may have a defective ignition switch that would allow the key to be removed prior to placing the shifter in the "park" position. This could lead to unintended vehicle movement.

The affected models are:

Dealers will inspect the ignition module and replace defective units free of charge when the recall begins in July 2010.


MARCH 2010 - Chrysler is recalling model year 2010 Jeep Commander and Grand Cherokee vehicles. They may have been built with an improperly manufactured rear track bar. Reduced vehicle stability could occur increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the rear track bar bushing retaining hoop and replace the rear track bar if any are found to be mis-positioned. The safety recall is expected to begin during April 2010.  10V-085

JANUARY 2010 - Chrysler is recalling model year 2010 Chrysler Sebring; Dodge Avenger and Nitro; Jeep Liberty, Commander and Grand Cherokee; and model year 2009-2010 Dodge Ram truck. These vehicles may have been built with an improperly formed or missing brake booster input rod retaining clip. This could result in brake failure without warning which could cause a crash. Chrysler will replace the brake booster input rod retaining clip free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during February 2010. Chrysler's safety campaign number is J37.  10V-009

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NEWS:  Chrysler to recall 24,177 vehicles on brake issue

(Yahoo News) –-Jan 19, 2010 -- Chrysler Group LLC will recall 24,177 vehicles due to a potential defect in a brake system that could result in sudden brake failure, the automaker said in a filing with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The recall applies to 2010 model-year Chrysler Sebring, Dodge Avenger and Nitro, and Jeep Liberty, Commander and Grand Cherokee SUVs, as well as 2009-2010 model year Dodge Ram trucks.

In some of the vehicles, the clip retention tab on the brake pedal pin was improperly formed, or not installed, during the manufacturing process, Chrysler said. That could result in brake failure without warning and could cause a crash, the company said. Chrysler said it was unaware of any accidents or injuries related to the issue. Chrysler said the safety recall is expected to begin during the month of January.

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NOVEMBER 2009 -- Chrysler is recalling certain Model Year 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee passenger vehicles manufactured from October 22 through November 12, 2009. The passenger side airbag may not properly deploy through the instrument panel tear seam. The airbag may not properly protect the passenger in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury. Dealers will replace the top cover of the instrument panel free of charge. The campaign is expected to begin in December 2009.  Chrysler's campaign number is J33. 09V-454

APRIL 2009 --  Chrysler is recalling 4,336 MY 2009 Dodge Journey, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Commander and Wrangler  vehicles. Wiring may be reversed on the steering column control module driver airbag squib connector. The driver's airbag may not deploy as intended. In the event of a crash, the driver's airbag may not properly inflate and may not be able to properly protect an occupant, increasing the risk of injuries. Dealers will inspect the driver's airbag squib wires and replace the steering column control module free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during May 2009. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403. 09V-118

APRIL 2009 --  Chrysler is recalling 102,354 MY 2001-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles with heated seats and with Chrysler recall No. 06V-197 completed (03-04 MY) or seat heater elements service replacement (01-02 MY). The front seat electric heater elements could overheat. Overheating could potentially cause a fire or injury. Dealers will replace the front seat heater elements free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided an owner notification schedule. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403.  09V-117


NEWS:   Limited Recall to Repair Jeep Stalling Epidemic

But consumers say the problem is more widespread than Jeep admits

ConsumerAffairs.com -- March 3, 2008 -- Chrysler is recalling 1,338 of the 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Commander SUVs to repair a stalling problem in the vehicles.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that the “the front control module may have been incorrectly manufactured. This could cause the engine to stall while driving or nor to start.”

The safety agency also reported that the windshield wipers on the vehicle may fail. “Engine stalling or inoperative wipers could cause a crash without warning,” NHTSA said on its web site.

ConsumerAffairs.com readers report that the stalling problem is far more widespread than just a handful of 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Commanders.

In Arlington, Texas, Joanna said her 2006 Jeep Commander stalls without warning “during turns which are both from moving and stopped positions. ”It occurs during cold and hot weather, with electrical devices on or off, in park, neutral and drive,” Joanna said.

From Anniston, Alabama, Deanna reported a similar condition with her 2000 Grand Cherokee.”I can be traveling 65 mph or less or sitting in the drive-through when it stalls. All power is lost," she said.

Deanna said her Jeep is now dangerous to drive and she is afraid to get behind the wheel.

Elizabeth in El Paso Texas agreed.

“I too have been having stalling problems with my 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo,” she wrote. “I am scared to drive on the highway because it sputters and stalls suddenly. The problem has not been found. We have replaced the fuel pump, but the problem continues.”

Chrysler should do something about all of the stalling problems," Elizabeth warned. “By searching online, I found that dozens of people have the same problem with their Jeep. Too many people have had the same thing happen while driving.”

For Jeeps part of the limited recall just announced, dealers will inspect the front control module and replace it if necessary. Jeep owners can contact Chrysler about the stalling problems at 1-800-853-1401 or NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153).

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FEBRUARY 2008 -  Chrysler is recalling 1,338 MY 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Commander vehicles. The front control module may have been incorrectly manufactured. This could cause the engine to stall while driving or not to start and/or cause the windshield wipers to become inoperative. Engine stalling or inoperative wipers could cause a crash without warning. Dealers will inspect the module and replace it if necessary. The recall began on February 18, 2008. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403. 08V-059

SEPTEMBER 2007 -- DaimlerChrysler is recalling 296,550 MY 2007 Dodge Nitro, Jeep Wrangler, and MY 2006-2007 Grand Cherokee and Commander sport utility vehicles. The software programmed into the ABS electronic control module may allow a momentary delay in braking when coasting up a hill during certain conditions. This could cause a crash without warning. Dealers will reprogram the ABS electronic control module with new software that prevents this condition. The recall is expected to begin during October 2007. 07V-434


NOVEMBER 2007 -- DaimlerChrysler is recalling 28,755 MY 2007-2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Commander sport utility vehicles. Front brake calipers in a certain lot may have been manufactured from gray iron instead of ductile iron as designed and could fracture without warning. This would increase the vehicle's stopping distance and could cause a crash. Dealers will inspect the front brake calipers to see if they fall into this lot and, if so, will replace them. The recall is expected to begin during October 2007. 07V-415


NEWS:  Chrysler recalls 369,000 vehicles for problems

DETROIT (Yahoo-Reuters) - Automaker Chrysler LLC said on Friday it is recalling almost 369,000 vehicles for problems with brake systems and door latches and locks.

Chrysler, ... said it is recalling 296,550 sport utility vehicles for the brake-related problem.

The vehicles affected include Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Commander SUVs for the 2006 and 2007 model years and the 2007 Jeep Wrangler and Dodge Nitro.

Chrysler said a glitch in an electronic control unit could cause a delay in braking when the vehicles are driving uphill. The automaker has had about 20 reports of such problems, ......

It's a very rare occurrence," ......."But we have had reports of drivers experiencing problems when they take their foot off the accelerator."

When drivers in one of the affected vehicles stop accelerating up a hill, that can trigger a momentary loss of braking power for a second or two,....

The automaker said it was aware of one accident that could have been caused by the problem.
Owners of the SUVs affected by the recall will be notified this month and repair work will be done at no charge, Chrysler said.

The automaker,..... also said it is recalling about 72,333 2008 Chrysler Sebring and Dodge Avenger sedans because of a potential problem with a cable connected to the front door latches in the vehicles.


NEWS:   Chrysler Recalls 62,400 Vehicles For Faulty ABS, Traction Control

December 26, 2006
Chrysler is recalling 62,400 2007 Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles because the braking system may fail to work.

The recall includes 62,369 model-year 2007 Chrysler Sebring, Chrysler 300, Jeep Commander, Jeep Compass, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Liberty, Jeep Wrangler, Dodge Nitro, Dodge Magnum, Dodge Charger and Dodge Caliber vehicles to re-program the system Electronic Control Unit.

In recalled vehicles, instrument panel warning lamps may illuminate and be followed by loss of the anti-lock brake system, traction control and speedometer functions.

While the problem could result in a loss of control, no accidents or injuries have been reported.

Owners will be notified in February 2007. Consumers who experience the faulty warning lamp illumination should take their vehicle to a certified dealer for inspection.


NEWS:   Recalls: Jeep Grand Cherokee

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- July 29, 2006 — The Chrysler Group is recalling 146,195 Jeep Grand Cherokees because cooling-fan blades may break and cause injuries to bystanders if the hood of the vehicle is open.


NEWS:   Chrysler recalls Jeep Grand Cherokees because of fire concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) June 12., 2006 -- DaimlerChrysler AG said Monday that it was recalling about 111,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees after receiving reports of overheating and fires in heated seats


WASHINGTON Sep 16, 2005— DaimlerChrysler AG's Chrysler Group said Friday it would recall more than 100,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee sport utility vehicles because water contamination of the transmission fluid could lead to fires under the hood.

 
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