Chrysler Group LLC has announced the recall of 87,000 Jeep Wranglers from the 2010 model year due to a serious risk of fire. 67,872 of the vehicles were sold in the United States. The remainder were sold in Canada and other parts of the world.
This is the latest recall for Chrysler, which recently announced a Dodge Charger recall affecting 127,000 units due to power distribution center problems. Currently, there have been 14 fires reported in association with the Jeep recall but no injuries or fatalities. The defect is related to the skid plate on the automatic transmission that is attached to the underside of the vehicle to protect important components from being damaged. This feature is often included in four-wheel drive cars. The defective Wrangler skid plates can collect debris, which in turn can ignite and cause an unexpected fire.
Chrysler is expected to begin the recall in May. It will replace the defective skid plates with a skid bar without charge. To contact Chrysler concerning the recall, call (800) 853-1403 or call the National Highway And Safety Administration Hotline at (888) 327-4236.
The above defects affect the safety of a vehicle and when such a safety problem cannot be repaired after multiple repair attempts, your vehicle may be a lemon. If you believe your vehicle is a lemon and need help getting your money back or a new car, contact experienced San Bernardino new vehicle lemon law lawyer Howard D. Silver at (866) 49-LEMON today for a free consultation about your case.