Chrysler has announced a recall that affects 780,000 minivans for window switches that can overheat and lead to a fire.
The 2010-2014 Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country are affected by the problem, which stems from a window switch that can short circuit if it comes into contact with moisture. Chrysler says that it knows of 36 incidents, some of which led to fires. In each case, the window switch somehow became wet, usually from a spilled beverage or rain water.
The problematic switches are located in the driver’s door, and they control the third-row windows. Subsequently, only vans equipped with third-row power windows are affected by this recall.
Chrysler hasn’t said when the recall will begin, but the company is offering an open invitation for customers to bring their minivans into dealerships where the third-row window switch will be disconnected until it can be fixed.
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