Fire Risk Brings Recall of Nearly 87,000 Jeeps
Chrysler is recalling nearly 87,000 Jeep Wranglers in the United States, Canada, and elsewhere due to a risk of fires, the Associated Press reported May 19. U.S. safety regulators said the recall affects only Wranglers from the 2010 model year with automatic transmissions. The 2010 Wranglers affected by the recall were built before July 14, 2010. Debris can get caught between a transmission plate and the catalytic converter, causing a fire. At least 14 complaints of fires caused by the problem were reported. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has determined that Wranglers from other model years are not affected.