2007-2009 Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, 2008-2010 Dodge Journey
The Problem: The spring in the detent ring for the “Wireless Ignition Node” ignition switch in certain models may allow the key to turn from “Run” to “Accessory” unexpectedly, which would stop the engine and disable the airbags. Although Chrysler has no reports of injuries from this issue, the company has been aware of the problem for some time. The automaker previously recalled 700,000 units of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, and Dodge Journey for the same problem, and last month the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it was investigating whether additional models had an ignition-switch problem.
The Fix: Chrysler dealers will install a new detent ring and spring in all 2007-2009 Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, and 2008-2010 Dodge Journey models. Until the recall work is performed, Chrysler recommends customers remove any extra items from their key rings to avoid jostling the ignition key.
Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 525,206 units of the 2007-2009 Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, and 2008-2010 Dodge Journey in the U.S., plus another 102,892 in Canada and another 67,859 in other countries.
2010-2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring
The Problem: A support bracket for the car’s headliner may move if the curtain airbags deploy in a side-impact crash, potentially cutting an occupant’s head. Hyundai has no reports of injuries due to this problem.
The Fix: Hyundai dealers will apply adhesive strips to the headliner to keep the bracket in place.
Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 35,000 2010-2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring wagons.