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Jeep Recalls 67,000 Wranglers!

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On: Wed, May 23, 2012 at 10:58AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


Jeep Recalls 67,000 Wranglers!

Although Wranglers are known as the go-anywhere, do-anything machines of the world, it seems like their Achilles’ heel was built-in from the factory. Jeep is recalling 67,872 Wranglers from 2010 equipped automatic transmissions because the skid plate that protects the tranny can collect debris. 

Now, that may not sound like a big deal because, hey, it's a Jeep right? No debris, no fun! The only issue is that the skid plate was located just a little too close to the catalytic converter, which can get pretty hot and unfortunately potentially ignite that debris. Thankfully Jeep is going to replace the entire skid plate with a skid bar that will not collect debris, but still protect the transmission. It is a fairly simple and straight forward bolt up fix, and free, so owners won't have to take too much time out of their trail-raiding activities.

Read on for the full report and how to contact Chrysler to set up and appointment to get your Jeep fixed today ...

Vehicle Make / Model:Model Year(s):
Jeep / Wrangler2010
Manufacturer:Chrysler Group LLC
Mfr's Report Date:May 15, 2012
NHTSA Campaign ID Number:12V216000
NHTSA Action Number:PE12009
Component:Power Train: Automatic Transmission
Potential Number of Units Affected:67,872

Summary:

Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2010 Jeep Wrangler vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. The transmission skid plate, which is close to the catalytic converter, can collect debris.

Consequence:

If this occurs, the debris can ignite without warning, resulting in a vehicle fire.

Remedy:

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the skid plate with a skid bar, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during May 2012. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403.

Notes:

Chrysler’s recall number is M22. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.


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