Chrysler Recalls 900,000 Vehicles for Fire Risk

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

Chrysler is recalling over 900,000 vehicles worldwide because of defects that could cause fires.

Vehicles from the 2011 to 2014 model year equipped with the company’s widely-used Pentastar 3.6-liter V6 and a 160 amp alternator account for roughly 470,000 of the products that are part of the announcement. In those vehicles, the alternator can suddenly fail and that could potentially cause the a fire or the engine to stall.

The company is still working on a solution to the problem, which affects the Chrysler 300 sedan, Dodge Challenger and Charger cars, and Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs. An estimated 434,581 of the vehicles in that recall are in the U.S. Chrysler said today that it plans to begin notifying owners of the campaign on November 28.

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Chrysler also said today that it will recall 437,000 Jeep Wranglers worldwide from the 2011 to 2013 model year because they are also at risk for catching fire. Water seeping into the exterior power mirrors on those vehicles could cause and electrical short.

That campaign is expected to start on December 5 when Chrysler will instruct dealer service technicians to add a water shield and move the power mirror feed to a separate connector.

In that recall, an estimated 313,236 of the SUVs are in the United States, 39,627 in Canada, 5,685 in Mexico and 78,369 outside of North America, Chrysler said.

Read about more recalls here.

Luke Vandezande
Luke Vandezande

Luke is an energetic automotive journalist who spends his time covering industry news and crawling the internet for the latest breaking story. When he isn't in the office, Luke can be found obsessively browsing used car listings, drinking scotch at his favorite bar and dreaming of what to drive next, though the list grows a lot faster than his bank account. He's always on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> looking for a good car conversation. Find Luke on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Luke on Google+" href="">Google+</A>.

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  • Alex Kozovski Alex Kozovski on Oct 16, 2014

    Ka-boom! Chrysler really makes the worst cars... and I can't believe they own Ferrari now.

  • JRN JRN on Oct 17, 2014

    They haven't even fixed my other two recalls....Lord Help Me!!!! No more Chryslers for me!