Chrysler is recalling a total of 895,000 2011-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs for an issue with electrical wiring within the sun visor that could result in a fire. Vehicles that have had work done on the visor vanity mirror or the headliner are most susceptible to the problem, but the recall repair will be performed on all vehicles within the affected build date range, regardless of whether or not they have had work performed on the visors or headliners.
The company is aware of three reported injuries. The fix involves installing a wire guide that will keep the wires separated during reassembly, preventing a possible short-circuit condition that can result in a fire. Approximately 651,000 of the affected vehicles are in the U.S., 45,700 are in Canada, 23,000 are in Mexico, and 175,000 of the vehicles are outside of the NAFTA region.
Affected or concerned owners can call Chrysler at 800-853-1403 or call the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236. Additionally, Grand Cherokee or Durango owners can go to the Jeep or Dodge Web self-service pages at www.jeep.com/webselfservice/ or www.dodge.com/webselfservice/ to see if their vehicle is affected by the recall campaign.