The Law Offices of Howard D. Silver recently learned that Chrysler Group LLC is recalling more than 263,000 vehicles world wide.
The largest recall affects approximately 139,000 vehicles due to improper warning light illumination caused by defective seat-side wiring harness terminals. Also, during a crash, airbags may not deploy properly. 2011 and 2012 Chrysler 300 and Dodge Chargers are affected.119,497 cars are in the U.S., 7,000 are in Canada and 880 in Mexico. 11,000 are outside of North America.
The second recall is caused by a loose heat shield that could drop down, come in contact with the driveshaft and cause breakage. Affected vehicles include the 2007-2008 Dodge Nitro 4x2 and 2008 Jeep Liberty 4x2, for a total of 61,409 cars in the U.S. being recalled. An additional 16,000 vehicles outside the country are also affected. The defect could either cause the airbag computer to believe a crash has occurred and deploy airbags or cause the drive shaft to fail and in a loss of power.
The third recall affects 20,532 2012 Jeep Patriot and Compass SUVs sold in the U.S. due to incorrectly manufactured transfer tubes. This can cause an interruption in the transfer of fuel, leading to engine stalling and increasing the risk of a crash. An additional 10,000 cars from other countries are recalled.
Finally, 7,000 model year 2013 Ram pickup trucks still at dealers with engine covers that have poor heat resistance, 50 2013 Dodge Darts with parking brake defects, and 9,300 pickup trucks with parking brake issues have been recalled.
Chrysler can be contacted at (800) 247-9753 for further information on the recalls.