Jeep, Dodge Recall 60K Vehicles

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Jeep, Dodge Recall 60K Vehicles

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has announced two a Jeep and Dodge recall covering 60,000 vehicles.

The first recall affects about 58,000 cars and SUVs equipped with manual transmissions. In those vehicles, the clutch ignition interlock switches will need to be replaced as the automaker has said the wire in the switches, which was recalled in a previous campaign, is defective. That recall affects a total of 43,874 2006 Jeep Liberty and Wrangler models along with the 2006 Dodge Viper in the U.S. Another 2,944 vehicles are affected in Canada, 706 in Mexico and 11,309 in other markets around the world.

“The wire, which was temporarily substituted by a supplier for the specified material, may break. As a result, the vehicles may not start, and in rare cases — if recommended starting procedures are not followed — a vehicle may exhibit unintended movement when its ignition key is turned,” the company said.

The automaker currently recommends that owners of the vehicles activate the parking brake, place the shift lever in neutral and press the clutch pedal prior to turning the vehicle’s ignition key. No accidents or injuries related to the issue have been reported.

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The second recall affects about 4,000 vans in North America and covers the 2015 Ram ProMaster City and includes 2,400 in the U.S. In that recall, the automaker will remove a section of tape from the side-curtain air bags. The defect was found during a test to evaluate component function, when engineers discovered the tape could prevent the air bags from deploying fully. No crashes or injuries have been reported related to this issue as well.

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  • VulpineMac

    Ummm…. Exactly which Wranglers, Libertys and Vipers are affected? Don’t just say MT models, what YEAR models?

  • autoguide

    They are all 2006 models. It does say so in the story. 🙂

  • Gibber

    Where do you see 2006 listed?

  • VulpineMac

    At no point did I see that in the story. The photo also implies that it’s the JK models, of which I have one with stick. I wouldn’t have asked if I’d seen it.

  • jvan

    that is called ‘creative placement’ ,VulpineMac and you’ve just been a victim of this strategic way for Web developers to work super closely w/ their advertising reps to ensure as many vague ( yet , in no way misleading ) factoids and details of a low visibility article to be increased to the maximum by injecting a hot items ( like the JK main image ; hey, it is a Jeep!) to beckon as many views as possible and thus get their profits from the hits ….many own the JK and this its a siren-call ; just because the article has squat to do with that model doesn’t matter to the account holder for those little sidebar ads because that gets them money …
    it’s a stupid , nasty folly how stupid they know we all are ….

  • VulpineMac

    Yeah, But since I don’t click on sidebar ads, it’s a waste of time and effort. Far better to be up-front honest than to play such a game of deception. It only makes me distrust them all the more.

  • ActionJackson

    Good points here, I knew the article author must have known better than to be so vague, often they can write very well. Turns out their overlords want anybody clicking on the article, such as me a 2005 Jeep LJ I-6 manual owner not affected by the recall. Fooled me once, but I can choose not to click on the ads.