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Chrysler Recalling 430,000 Jeeps

Chrysler Group announced two separate Jeep recalls affecting three models yesterday. These recalls are not related to our story from earlier in the week about Chrysler’s refusal to comply with a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recall request for 2.7 million 1993-2004 Grand Cherokee and 2002-2007 Liberty models. The first recall affects 254,396 Compass and Patriot models from the 2010-2012 model years built between May 6, 2008 and July 20, 2012. According to the NHTSA, there may ... continue reading»

Tags: Jeep Compass, Jeep Patriot, Jeep Wrangler, Jeep, Model News, Jeep Recall

Chrysler Recalls More Than 300,000 Jeep and Ram Vehicles in U.S.

2010 Jeep Commander Chrysler is recalling about 295,000 Jeep Commanders and Grand Cherokees in the United States for software issues that affect the transmission, as well as approximately 5,330 Jeep Wranglers to install a dust shield and 498 Ram 1500s for windshield defrosting and defogging problems. The largest recall concerns 2006-2009 Jeep Commanders and 2005-2010 Jeep Grand Cherokees. A software error means the transmission could shift from park into neutral when the driver starts up the vehicle. This could allow the ... continue reading»

Tags: Jeep Commander, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Wrangler, Model News, Ram 1500, Jeep Recall, Ram Recall

Jeep Wrangler Recalled for Fire Hazard

Chrysler Group is recalling Jeep Wrangler SUVs from the 2010 model year for a potential fire hazard. About 67,872 Jeep Wrangler models with an automatic transmission are included in the safety recall. The Wrangler’s “transmission skid plate, which is close to the catalytic converter, can collect debris,” the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports. Since the catalytic converter, which is located under the SUV, heats up when the vehicle is being driven, “the debris can ignite without warning ... continue reading»

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Chevrolet Cruze, Jeep Wrangler Investigated for Engine Fires

The federal government’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating certain Chevrolet Cruze and Jeep Wrangler vehicles due to owner complaints of engine fires. NHTSA’s Office of Defects Investigation received two reports of an engine compartment fire in Chevrolet Cruze cars from the 2011 model year, and eight reports of the same problem in Jeep Wrangler vehicles from the 2010 model year. The Cruze complaints “allege engulfing fires resulting in total vehicle loss,” NHTSA’s ODI reports. In ... continue reading»

Tags: NHTSA, Jeep Wrangler, Chevrolet Cruze, Model News, Office of Defects Investigation

NHTSA to Investigate Nissan, Jeep Vehicles for Safety Problems

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating owner complaints about Jeep Wrangler and Nissan Altima vehicles. The government agency is looking into 29 consumer complaints for airbag problems on 2007 and 2008 Jeep Wrangler SUVs and 20 complaints for brake problems on 2007 and 2008 Nissan Altima cars. The 29 Jeep Wrangler complaints the agency received were for airbag warning lights illuminating, The Wall Street Journal’s Driver’s Seat blog reports. The agency says 23 of the 29 ... continue reading»

Tags: Jeep Wrangler, Nissan Altima, Model News

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