More than 300K Chrysler vehicles subject to recall
Chrysler is recalling a number of vehicles for problems ranging from electrical failure to broken airbag circuits to coolant malfunction. Here's the breakdown:
- 295,345 certain model year 2005-10 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2006-10 Jeep Commander vehicles are subject to recall because an electrical failure in the transfer case may cause the case to unintentionally shift into the neutral position. If this happens, the vehicle could roll away, increasing the risk of a crash. The recall is to begin in June and the recall campaign number is N23.
- 5,440 certain model year 2008-12 Jeep Wrangler right-hand drive vehicles have airbag clockspring assemblies that could experience broken airbag circuits. In the event of a collision, these driver-side airbags may not deploy, increasing the risk of injury. This recall is to begin this month. The recall campaign number is M31 and supersedes the a previous government recall 11V-528.
- 498 certain model year 2013 RAM 1500 trucks are being recalled because the coolant bypass valve may stick in a position that does not allow coolant to flow into the heater core. This could allow moisture or ice to build up, limiting the driver's ability to see and increasing the risk of a crash. The recall is to begin in June. It's recall campaign number is N25.
Chrysler will notify owners and dealers will fix the problems. For information, call the company at 1-800-247-9753.
Learn more about these and other recalls from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or www.safercar.gov