Chrysler Announces Recall of More than 600,000 Vehicles

Chrysler recently announced two separate product recalls this week that affects more than 600,000 vehicles in their line.

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“Chrysler is recalling nearly 600,000 Jeep Wranglers and Chrysler and Dodge minivans for brake or wiring problems.” (photo credit: (AP Photo/Madalyn Ruggiero, file)

Last June 5, Chrysler announced the recall of about 25,263 Dodge Caliber and 71 Jeep Compass models.

The recalls were made due to sticky gas pedals that could lead t sudden acceleration.

The gas pedals were manufactured by the same supplier that produced the accelerator pedals for Toyota, which lead to the 2.3 million product recall (the biggest in US history).

Although Chrysler does not feel that the sticky gas pedal is still an issue since the vehicles have brake-override system software installed, they agreed with the NHTSA to voluntary recall the cars anyway.

The next recall was just announced this morning, when Chrysler announced that there are separate safety defects on their Jeep Wranglers and minivans.

The recall affects 288,968 Jeep Wrangler from the 2006-2010 models.

The safety defect is that the inner fender liners may rub against the brake fluid tubes and cause a leak.

The leak could then cause partial brake loss.

The recall also affects 284,831 Dodge Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country minivans from the 2008-2009 models.

The safety defect is that some wires could have been improperly installed and may come in contact with the sliding door hinges.

This could lead to a fire inside the minivan.

Chrysler told the media that owners will be notified about the repairs on the specific safety defects, which will be given free of charge (as it should be).

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