The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating a recall to make sure that 900,000 SUVs were properly fixed.
Fiat Chrysler now has reports of eight fires that have occurred in vehicles that were already repaired in the recall, which affects the 2011-14 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUV. The original issue was a short circuit in the sun visor wiring which could cause smoking or a fire in the headliner. To fix the problem, FCA had dealers reroute the wiring.
NHTSA is now investigating the fix after receiving complaints alleging that the sun visor began smoking and in some cases lit the headliner on fire, after the vehicles had been repaired at dealerships. The original issue was the wiring being too close to the sun visor mounting screws, which could pierce the wiring during installation or during a repair. Chrysler says it is aware of 62 different incidents as a result of the problem.
Chrysler says it is fully cooperating with NHTSA. If the issue is once again found to be widespread, Chrysler will have to recall the vehicles once again to fix the problem .
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