NEWS: Jeep Grand Cherokee, Commander Recalled For Ignition-Switch Problem

July 23, 2014
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2005-2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 2005-2006 Jeep Commander
The Problem:
Engineering tests showed the "outside force," such as a driver's knee hitting the key. could push the ignition switch out of the "run" position in the 2005-2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the 2005-2006 Jeep Commander. That could stop the engine and disable the airbags. The automaker is aware of one accident due to this problem but says the issue affects less than one percent of all models sold. After an investigation, Chrysler also recalled several other models for ignition-switch problems earlier this month.
The Fix: Chrysler doesn't currently have a fix for this recall, but says engineers are working on a solution. In the meantime, the company advises owners remove any excess items from their car keys, and ensure their knees don't impact the ignition key while driving. A recall should be ready by mid-September.
Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 649,900 2005-2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the 2005-2006 Jeep Commander SUVs in the U.S., plus another 142,400 overseas.
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2014 Ram 1500, 2015 Jeep Cherokee, 2015 Chrysler 200
The Problem:
Over a certain 16-day period in June, certain models were fitted with shock absorber assemblies that don't meet Chrysler quality standards. The shock absorbers and springs could break loose from the mounts, potentially causing suspension failure or a change in the car's handling performance. No accidents or injuries due to this issue have been reported so far.
The Fix: Chrysler will inspect the shock absorbers in affected vehicles and, if necessary, replace them.
Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 14,300 2014 Ram 1500, 2015 Jeep Cherokee, and 2015 Chrysler 200 models in the U.S., plus another 7460 in other countries.

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