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Large, but minor, Jeep/Dodge recall

by David Zatz on

Chrysler is recalling around 895,000 2011-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos  to reroute wiring for vanity-mirror lights, which may short-circuit and cause fires if serviced improperly — cars whose headliner or vanity mirrors have not been removed should have no problems.

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Three injuries have been reported.  The recall involves installing a spacer / wire guide on all vehicles — not just whose which have had their headliners or sun visors serviced.

Customers will be notified when the company is ready to make the upgrade, but can call Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403 with questions. Recalls typically take months to start, given the need to create hundreds of thousands of parts.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304

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