Jeep, Dodge Recall 60K Vehicles

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • VulpineMac VulpineMac on Apr 29, 2015

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

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    • VulpineMac VulpineMac on Apr 30, 2015

      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 ActionJackson on May 01, 2015

    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.