Chrysler is planning to recall even more vehicles related to an ignition switch issue.
According to a recent statement from the American automaker, the company will be recalling certain 2006-2007 Jeep Commander and 2005-2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles with approximately 792,300 affected. The company is still in the investigation phase and engineers are currently working to find a fix. The company is not aware of any injuries related to the issue but knows of one accident.
The company’s early investigation suggests that an outside force can move the ignition keys from the “on” position, which could result in an engine stall, reduced braking power and difficult steering. Even worse, the front airbags may be disabled as a result.
Current owners of 2006-2007 Jeep Commanders and 2005-2007 Jeep Grand Cherokees are being advised to make sure there’s adequate clearance between their knees and the keys. The recall is expected to begin in mid-September.
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