Reuters is reporting that the Chrysler
Group has issued a large recall for over 489,000 vehicles. The one recall is actually three recalls
across a variety of models for different issues. The largest affects 328,424 Dodge Durango
SUVs produced between 2004 and 2006. There is an integrated circuit in the instrument cluster of these Durangos
that could overheat. The second recall affects 149,605 Jeep Liberty
SUVs produced between 2006 and 2007. The blower motor on these Liberties could fail, particularly in hot weather. Finally, the third recall affects the brand new 2008 Dodge Avenger
sedan. About 10,994 Avengers
are being recalled for problems with their door latches. This fairly major recall follows another recall Chrysler announced in late February that involved 51,000 vehicles requiring reprogrammed software for their anti-lock brakes. Unfortunately for Tom LaSorda and crew, these recent recalls are not exactly the best foot the Chrysler Group would like to put forward for potential bidders that are considering purchasing the automaker.