More Chrysler Problems with Latest Jeep Recall
Older Jeep Models in Need of Repair
It's a bit more serious than the vanity lights this time – Chrysler is recalling 792,000 older jeep models for ignition defects. One accident is a confirmed result of the problem.
After a recent Chrysler recall for defective mirror lights, 2006-2007 Jeep Commanders and 2005-2007 Grand Cherokees are suffering from the familiar fault of ignition switches that slip out of the "on" position, stalling the engine and deactivating the airbags. This is believed to occur when a driver bumps the key with a knee while driving. The company's tips for avoiding mishaps will also sound familiar: Motorists should drive with only the key in the ignition – it should not be attached to any key rings or lanyards.
Chrysler has had similar issues with their minivans and SUVs, some of which were recalled in June. All Jeep customers will be alerted by mid-September if their vehicle needs repairs, according to Chrysler. Newer Jeep customers need not worry – recent Grand Cherokee models are completely redesigned and share no identical components with the models being recalled.
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