Chrysler rolls out 6 recalls over warning lights, fuel problems, and more

Apr 9, 2013
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Chrysler rolls out 6 recalls over warning lights, fuel problems, and more

Chrysler may have just achieved a new record, but it isn't one any manufacturer wants: 6 recalls in one day. The surprising number of recalls are over a wide spectrum of issues covering many thousands of vehicles, with problems including issues with fuel lines, airbag warning lights that aren't supposed to be on, problems with brakes, and more.

Going down the list, first up is the 2007 and 2008 Dodge Nitro and Jeep Liberty, of which 78,500 were recalled over a faulty heat shield that could loosen and rub against the driveshaft, eventually causing it to fail. Most of these vehicles are located in the United States, with others being in Mexico and Canada. Then there's the 2011 and 2012 Chrysler 300, Challenger, and Charger, 119,000 of which were recalled due to the airbag light coming on due to the incorrect wiring harness being used in some models.

The 2012 Jeep Compass and Patriot is also affected, with 30,000 vehicles being recalled over an issue with deformed fuel lines that cut off gas from the engine, leading to a stall. This issue has resulted in one reported accident, but no one was injured. Most of the vehicles being recalled are located in the US, with others in Canada and Mexico.

And rounding out the recalls is the 2013 Dodge Dart, with 52 vehicles being recalled over bad calipers, all but six of them being located in the US (the others are in Canada). The 2013 Dodge Ram truck has a recall of 9300 over a parking brake that may not work, and finally, approximately 7000 Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 diesel trucks were recalled due to problems with engine heat.

If you have one of the affected vehicles, you'll receive a notification from Chrysler.

[via USA Today]


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