Chrysler Issues Recalls for Ignition Switches, Faulty Shocks
Chrysler is recalling an estimated 649,900 SUVs in the U.S. for ignition switch problems and 14,300 vehicles for faulty shocks. The first recall involves certain 2006-2007 Jeep Commander and 2005-2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs. In a recent announcement, Chrysler said that the driver's knee may accidentally move the ignition keys from the "on" position. If this happens, the engine may stall, braking power may decrease, airbags may fail, and steering may be more difficult. While Chrysler is unaware of any injuries related to the problem, it has received reports of one accident involving the issue. Just like in GM's similar recall, Chrysler advises owners of the recalled vehicles to remove all items from their key rings except the ignition key itself. A second recall involves certain 2014 Ram 1500 pickups, 2015 Jeep Cherokee SUVs, and 2015 Chrysler 200 sedans for problems with shocks and struts. The faulty components may break free from their mounts, which may cause reduced shock damping and a loss of vehicle control. All affected models were built within a 16-day period ending June 6, 2014. Chrysler said that customers will be able to come to dealerships for free repairs. In regards to the first recall, the company will begin contacting owners about when to schedule services in mid-September. A time schedule for the second recall has not yet been provided. Source: Chrysler Group
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