Chrysler has announced a recall of nearly 87,000 Jeeps from model year 2010. The affected vehicles are those models with automatic transmissions that were built before July 14,2010. According to reports, debris can become trapped between a plate that protects the transmission and the catalytic converter which can cause a fire. While there have been at least 14 complaints, no injuries have been reported from this defect. The debris can become trapped when the SUV's are driven off-road or through tall brush.
Chrysler says that it will fix the problem free of charge by replacing the plate wieht a bar so that debris cannot be trapped. Owners of affected vehicles will be notified by mail and Chrysler says they will begin recall work this month. For more information please visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website at www.nhtsa.gov