Familiar Flaw Affects Chrysler
On Friday, June 4, Chrysler recalled 25,336 Dodge Calibers and Jeep Compasses (2007 model year) due to problems with sticky gas pedals. The pedals in these vehicles were built by CTS Corp. which also built the accelerator pedal assemblies that lead to the recall of 2.3 million Toyota vehicles in late January.
Today, Chrysler announced an additional recall of nearly 600,000 vehicles. This newest recall affects as many as 284,831 Chrysler Town and Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans (2008 and 2009 model year). These models could develop a problem in the electrical system, potentially causing a short circuit in the latch for the sliding door, which could cause a fire.
As many as 288,968 Chrysler Jeep Wranglers (2007-2010 model year) have also been recalled. These models can experience leaking brake fluid which could cause break failure.
Owners who suspect their vehicle may be affected should contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403.