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Chrysler recalls over 500,000 vehicles because Ignition Switch may turn off during operation

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C – Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2009-2010 Dodge Journey vehicles manufactured June 29th, 2007, to June 17th, 2010, and 2008-2010 Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country vehicles manufactured January 26th, 2007, to June 17th, 2010.

2010 Dodge Grand Caravan is one of the models being recalled.

2010 Dodge Grand Caravan is one of the models being recalled.

Road conditions or some other jarring event may cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position, turning off the engine.

This defect can affect the safe operation of the airbag system. Until this recall is performed, customers should remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key. The key fob (if applicable), should also be removed from the key ring.

Vehicle Information

Manufacturer: Chrysler Group LLC

Report Receipt Date: June 26th, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V373000
Component(s): Electrical System
Potential Number of Units Affected: 525,206

Vehicle Make / Model Model Year(s)
Chrysler / Town and Country 2008-2010
Dodge / Grand Caravan 2008-20103
Dodge / Journey 2009-2010

Consequence

If the ignition key inadvertently moves into the OFF or ACCESSORY position, the engine will turn off, which will then depower various key safety systems including but not limited to air bags, power steering, and power braking. Loss of functionality of these systems may increase the risk of crash and/or increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

Remedy

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will modify the ignition switch, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1.800.853.1403. Chrysler’s number for this recall is L25. Note: This is an expansion of recall 11V-139.

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1.888.327.4236 (TTY 1.800.424.9153), or go to www.safercar.gov


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