Chrysler Recalls over half a million vehicles

by Kay Layne

Chrysler Group LLC is recalling approximately 700,000 Jeep sport-utility vehicles and Dodge and Chrysler minivans worldwide for brake line and wiring defects.

The automaker is recalling Jeep Wranglers from the 2006 through 2010 model years due to a potential brake fluid leak. On the Jeeps, the front inner fender liners can rub against the brake fluid tubes and cause a leak. The leak could then result in partial loss of brakes.

Chrysler is also recalling Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country minivans from the 2008 and 2009 model years because a wiring problem which could potentially cause a fire inside the sliding doors. The minivans can have improperly placed wires that can come in contact with sliding door hinges, and the hinges can wear through the insulation and in rare cases cause a fire inside the door.

The automakers said in a statement that neither recall has caused any accidents or injuries as of yet.

The company says it will inspect all potentially affected vehicles and repair or replace damaged parts if necessary. There will be no cost to the vehicle owner

This recall comes after one last week for about 25,000 Dodge Calibers and 71 Jeep Compass sports utility vehicles because of sticky gas pedals – the same problem that caused Toyota to recall 2.3 million vehicles in January.