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Chrysler to recall 11,351 vehicles

by Bill Cawthon on

Chrysler Group LLC will conduct a voluntary safety recall to owners of the 2011 Chrysler 200 and Town & Country; Dodge Caliber, Journey, Grand Caravan, Sebring and Nitro; and Jeep Wrangler, Liberty and Compass models to inspect for rivet presence and alignment.

Some vehicles may have been built with missing or misaligned rivets that could compromise the steering column performance in the event of impact. This does not affect the steering of the vehicle under normal driving conditions.

The Company is not aware of any accidents, injuries or property damage related to this issue. Chrysler Group LLC will replace the components on all affected vehicles. This will be completed at no cost to the consumer.

Approximately 11,351 2011 vehicles built between April 15 and May 14, 2011, are affected.

Bill Cawthon grew up in the auto industry in the 1950s. His Dad worked for Chrysler and Bill spent a number of Saturdays down on the plant floor at Dodge Main in Hamtramck. Bill is also the U.S. market correspondent for just-auto.com, a British auto industry publication, and a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association, which has named the Jeep Grand Cherokee the “SUV of Texas” several times and named the Ram 1500 as the “Truck of Texas” two years running.

Bill has owned five Plymouths (including the only 1962 “Texan”), one Dodge and one Chrysler and is still trying to figure out how to justify a Wrangler. He also has owned at least one of every 1:87 scale model of a Chrysler product. You can reach him directly at (206) 888-7324 or by using the form.

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