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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


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.


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


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.


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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