Chrysler Recalls Nearly 750,000 Cars and SUVs in Two Separate Announcements
Durango, Grand Cherokee, and Wrangler Involved
Chrysler announced the recall of 747,817 cars and SUVs on October 8 for two separate issues.
The first affects the 2011-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs, as well as the Dodge Charger and Challenger. In models equipped with the 3.6L Pentastar V-6, the 160-amp alternator may fail suddenly, which could result in the vehicle stalling. Obviously, that’s not ideal. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) warns that this could also increase the chances of a crash.
The second recall applies to 2011-2013 Jeep Wrangler SUVs equipped with heated power mirrors. The electrical connector for the mirror may corrode, resulting in an electrical short. Once again, the NHTSA jumps to the worst-case scenario, warning that an electrical short increases the chance of fire.
Chrysler has a fix for the Wrangler recall, which will begin December 5. A solution for the Durango/GC recall is currently being developed, and owners will be notified of the recall November 28. As usual, the manufacturer will carry out both recalls at no charge to vehicle owners.
This marks the second Grand Cherokee and Durango recall this month. Industry wide, 2014 has been a banner year for recalls. The record for most vehicles recalled in a single year was broken all the way back in July.
Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration