Fire Risk Brings Recall of Nearly 87,000 Jeeps

May 21, 2012

Chrysler is recalling nearly 87,000 Jeep Wranglers in the U.S., Canada and elsewhere due to a risk of fires.

U.S. safety regulators say the recall affects only Wranglers from the 2010 model year with automatic transmissions.

Debris can get caught between a transmission plate and the catalytic converter, causing a fire.

Chrysler will fix the problem free of charge by replacing the plate with a bar so debris doesn’t get trapped.

The company knows of at least 14 complaints of fires caused by the problem. Chrysler says it doesn’t know of any injuries.

The 2010 Wranglers affected by the recall were built before July 14, 2010.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration checked Wranglers from other model years and found no problems.

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