Chrysler recalls 5 models for safety hazards

Posted on Jun 08, 2010

Automaker Chrysler has recalled nearly 600,000 vehicles for possible safety issues. The recall includes 5 models with doors that could catch on fire, brakes that could fail or sticking accelerators.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that Chrysler informed the agency of possible safety problems last week. Owners of recalled vehicles are in the process of being notified by the car manufacturer. Chrysler has promised to fix the vehicles for free.

Recalled models include the 2008 and 2009 Chrysler Town and Country minivans and the 2008 and 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan minivan which have a possible short circuit in the door latch which could cause the door to catch on fire. Jeep Wrangler models from 2007 to 2010 were recalled because of a possibility of leaking brake fluid which could cause the brakes to fail. 2007 Dodge Calibers and 2007 Jeep Compasses were recalled for possible sticking accelerators.

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