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Chrysler Recalls Jeep SUVs due to Ignition Switch Problems

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Tina Robinson3 years ago

Recently, the Chrysler Group announced that it was recalling nearly 800,000 Jeep SUVs due to ignition switch problems similar to the General Motors recalls that have dominated headlines.

About the Jeep Ignition Switch Recall

As reported by USA Today, Chrysler says the recall affects as many as 792,000 older Jeep SUVs, although the exact number has not yet been determined. Of those vehicles, about 649,000 were sold in the U.S.

Chrysler says that drivers can hit the ignition switch with their knee, causing the engine to stall and disable safety features. It’s the same problem that has plagued millions of GM vehicles and cast a spotlight on the entire auto industry. Chrysler says it is aware of one accident and about 100 complaints associated with the defect.

Owners of the recalled Jeep vehicles are advised to only use the ignition key until repairs can be made and adjust the seat to avoid making contact with their knee.

Description of the Recalled Jeep SUVs

The following vehicles are affected by the recall:

  • 2006-2007 Jeep Commander
  • 2005-2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Earlier, Chrysler recalled about 892,000 Dodge Grand Caravans, Chrysler Town & Country, and Dodge Journey vehicles for the same problem.


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