Chrysler is recalling 67,872 Jeep Wrangler models over a potential issue with the transmission skid plate. The recall deals solely with Wranglers from the 2010 model year, equipped with automatic transmissions. It's been found that debris can collect on the skid plate that protects the transmission, leading to the risk of a fire if the debris makes contact with the nearby catalytic converter.

Chrysler will begin notifying owners this month, at which time they can take their Wranglers to be repaired free of charge at the dealer. Scroll down for the complete release from the National Highway Traffic Safety Adminstration.
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Report Date: May 21, 2012 at 03:10 AM
NHTSA Campaign ID number: 12V216000

Vehicle Make / Model - Model Year(s): JEEP / WRANGLER - 2010
Manufacturer: CHRYSLER GROUP LLC
Mfr's Report Date: MAY 15, 2012
NHTSA Action Number: PE12009

Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Potential Number of Units Affected: 67,872

Summary:
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 JEEP WRANGLER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AN AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION. THE TRANSMISSION SKID PLATE, WHICH IS CLOSE TO THE CATALYTIC CONVERTER, CAN COLLECT DEBRIS.

Consequence:
IF THIS OCCURS, THE DEBRIS CAN IGNITE WITHOUT WARNING, RESULTING IN A VEHICLE FIRE.

Remedy:
CHRYSLER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SKID PLATE WITH A SKID BAR, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

Notes:
CHRYSLER'S RECALL NUMBER IS M22. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.


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      • 3 Years Ago
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      Robert v
      • 3 Years Ago
      There are a few vids on the interweb of wranglers catching fire. I saw one recently of a 4 door wrangler catching fire on a trail in Africa. The owners were able to remove all their gear before it burned to the ground
      Merk
      • 3 Years Ago
      and Chrysler wonders why they have an image problem.. These recalls seem to come out daily.
        Snark
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Merk
        You mean the image problem that makes them sell every Wrangler they can build, with one of the shortest on-lot times in the industry? Get real. It's a simple problem - a low-hanging lip on a skidplate - that has a simple fix.
        Just Stuff
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Merk
        Quit Picking, It's not just Chrysler, it's everyone.
        Bill Burke
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Merk
        Merk, Who says Chrysler has an image problem? I assume you mean a negitive one, perhaps your the only one, to which I say to you, look at the sales figures and recient quality ratings. Negative image, I don't think so.
      Chris A
      • 3 Years Ago
      Catching fire is a Jeep thing... you wouldn't understand.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Chris A
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      uaw sux
      • 3 Years Ago
      Tat's American quality for you.
      Pat
      • 3 Years Ago
      The Wrangler in its current for has existed since the 2007MY.. Why does this affect only 2009s? The engine and granny only changed in 2012.
      thedriveatfive
      • 3 Years Ago
      flaming death wobble?
      Brian
      • 3 Years Ago
      http://www.allpar.com/news/index.php/2012/05/chrysler-recalling-2010-wranglers-for-skid-plate-fix It mostly affects people who actually take their Jeeps off road through brush and such. Most people who own Jeeps never take them off road.
      johnlturek
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is a Joke to Pull Attention away from the Real Problems and the Jeep Fires, Jeep Wranglers are having Electrial Fires Happening Behind the Dashboards in the Main Electrial Harness going from the Main Fuse Block Under the Hood to inside under the Dash it's happened to me 3 Times and others as well and this needs to be adressed not buried its BS and Jeep is doing this so they don't have to do a big job. They are doing this to Pull Attention from the real issues! Here is a link you decide: http://content.usatoday.com/communities/driveon/post/2012/04/feds-expand-probe-into-jeep-wrangler-fires/1#.T9gzQol5mc0 & http://www.wcnc.com/video/raw/bRAW-VIDEOb-Jeep-fire-143976246.html & http://www.wcnc.com/news/consumer/Jeep-fire-not-a-one-time-thing-144248475.html I'm on Facebook under John Turek / Ansonia, CT and have a Black Custom Jeep Wrangler 4dr on Main Profile Photo!
        t.moriarity
        • 2 Years Ago
        @johnlturek
        John can you contact me via e-mail tkjeeps@sbcglobal.net. Sat. Dec 29.2012 @ 4:30 PM my Jeep caught on fire. My wife my two kids 2 years old and 5 years old were on our way to buy a B-day present for my bother in law when I started to smell plastic burning and smoke coming from under my hood we pulled over into a parking lot and I jumped out of the Jeep and told the wife to get the kids out of the Jeep!!! I then proceeded to open the hood to my horror the Jeep was on fire!!!! (Note no off road use) the fuse box on the right side near the battery was on fire. I poured two bottles of water on the panel but it just kept burning!!! Luckily my wife ran into the video store and came back with a fire extingsher and I put the fire out. It looks like the fuse box and the wire harness is a complete lost. I contacted my insurance (USAA) to come and give the Jeep a once over so I can get it repaired. I would like to talk to you so this does not happen again. I would feel better for my kids and my Wife's safety please contact me Thanks Tim.
      Deb Hammond Monauni
      • 3 Years Ago
      Jeep Wranglers have been catching on fire for years, and Chrysler has been sweeping it under their giant corporate rug for years. The 07 Wranglers were recalled in 09 for a fire risk due to the transmission, Chryslers answer to the re call was to install a warning light that is supposed to warn the driver of a fire. The problem with this is they did not correct the cause of the fires, just installed a warning light, and the warning lights don't work. I bought my 07 Wrangler in 2010, it was recalled and the warning light was installed, I knew nothing about the risk of fire, or the warning light that was installed. In February my Wrangler caught on fire in my drive way, exploded and caught my house on fire, no warning lights went off. The inspectors determined that the fire started in my transmission, however they are inconclusive as to what caused my transmission to catch on fire. Wranglers are a defective vehicle that should be taken off the road
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