This morning, Chrysler announced a recall for Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs from the 2011-2014 model years. According to a statement from the automaker, the recall affects roughly 895,000 vehicles. Of that total, 651,000 are registered in the U.S, another 45,700 are located in Canada, 23,000 are in Mexico, and 175,000 are registered elsewhere.
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Chrysler says Grand Cherokees and Durangos that have had repairs made to the vanity mirror and/or headliner may suffer from an electrical problem. Specifically, the wiring for the vanity mirrors in the sun visor may short-circuit, causing a fire. Chrysler has received three reports of injuries related to the problem.
To address the issue, Chrysler will install a wire guide to keep the electrical lines properly spaced. The guide will be installed on all vehicles, whether or not they've previously had work done to the vanity mirror or headliner. The fix will be carried out free of charge.
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Chrysler hasn't indicated when it will send out recall notices to owners or begin repairing vehicles. However, if you own one of the affected models and have questions, you're encouraged to call Chrysler customer service at 800-853-1403.
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