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Chrysler recalls over 180,000 Jeep Wrangler vehicles due to possible loss of Transmission Function

National Highway Traffic Safety AdministrationWashington, D.C. – Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Jeep Wrangler vehicles equipped with a 3.6L engine and an automatic transmission and manufactured January 23rd, 2011, through February 23rd, 2013.

The power steering line may contact and wear a hole in the transmission oil cooler line resulting in a loss of transmission fluid.

2012 Jeep Wrangler
2012 Jeep Wrangler

Vehicle Information

Vehicle Make / Model Model Year(s)
Jeep / Wrangler 2012-2013


Manufacturer: Chrysler Group LLC

Report Receipt Date: June 4th, 2013
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V234000
Component(s): Power Train, Steering
Potential Number of Units Affected: 180,131


A loss of transmission fluid may result in a loss of transmission function which may increase the risk of a crash.


Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the power steering return tube assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 2013.

Owners may contact Chrysler at 1.800.247.9753. Chrysler’s recall campaign number is N28.


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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