• Jun 17, 2008
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Chrysler is recalling 6,692 Dodge Journey crossover vehicles equipped with its 3.5L V6 engine due to a wiring harness problem that could potentially result in an engine fire. NHTSA says the issue can occur when the wiring harness becomes dislodged and makes contact with the transaxle mount. Effected vehicles need to be checked out at your local Dodge dealer where the wiring harness will be inspected for damage. If the harness is damaged it will be replaced, and all harnesses will be secured with a tie wrap to ensure the issue doesn't reoccur. Chrysler has known about the issue since mid-March, but no actual fires have been reported as of this time.

The Journey recall is the second NHTSA action on a new vehicle this month, the Volkswagen Tiguan being the other, with each model having less than 7,000 units effected. Though nobody wants to see a time-consuming recall, it's good to see that issues are being discovered well in advance of any freeway carbeques.


[Source: Inside Line]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      I used to think that Chrysler was an American icon that really deserved to be saved. The more I see of it, and the continued f*ck-ups of this company like this, the New New Chrysler needs to be sold off and dismantled.

      Let Schumpeter's gale of creative destruction begin.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow, that ugly Sooby Exige makes this Journey look pretty attractive in comparision. Hopefully they get this fire thing fixed quickly. Not a bad looking wagon/cuv thing.
      • 6 Years Ago
      "Effected" should be "affected".

      But carbeque redeemed the article.
      • 6 Years Ago
      who cares

      seriously
        • 6 Years Ago
        you cared enough to read the articel and then post a comment.
      • 6 Years Ago
      While i think this car is a step in the right direction for Chrysler (its not that bad of a product) they go have it go up in flames....literally.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This thing is HOT!!!! (sorry Could nor resist)
      • 6 Years Ago
      "I never see them on the road so that means they haven't sold any." - I can't believe people actually say this, repeatedly.
      • 6 Years Ago
      80's Caravan gauge cluster, and STUPID placement of the radio aside, this is a very good alternative in the CUV crowd.

      Pricing for the 3.5 is better than I expected as well... even before cash-on-the-hood incentives!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Chrysler is stepping up to the plate and taking care of their customers. Chrysler is a fine automaker with very bad luck. Management for what ever good they have done for Chrysler in the past they`ve also plundered as badly. I love both the minivans I`ve owned.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I haven't see one the streets yet here.
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