Chrysler Group LLC is recalling nearly 288,968 Jeep Wrangler SUVs due to potential brake fluid leaks. In addition, 284,831 Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country minivans are under recall for wiring problems that could lead to a fire in the sliding doors, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.
Neither issue has caused any accidents or injuries, Chrysler stated.
The Jeep recall covers model year 2006 through 2010 Wranglers manufactured between May 15, 2006 and August 9, 2010. According to NHTSA, contact between the right and left front inner fender liners and the right front and left rear brake tubes could cause wear on the tubes, resulting in a brake fluid leak and an increased risk of a crash.
The automaker is recalling the Wranglers "to inspect and remove potential areas of liner contact with the brake line," Chrysler spokesman Nick Cappa told Automotive News in an email. Repairs will be made at no cost to the customer.
Repairs on the recalled Wrangler models are scheduled to begin this month. Owners of affected vehicles are encourage to call Chrysler at 1-800-853-14903 or visit the NHSTA website with any questions.
The additional Chrysler and Dodge recall includes the 2008 and 2009 model year Town & Country and Grand Caravan minivans made between February and September 2007. According to NHTSA, the minivans may have improperly placed wires that can come into contact with the sliding door hinges. The hinges could then potentially wear through insulation and cause a fire inside the door.
The Wrangler, Town & Country and Grand Caravan recall is the second major recall for Chrysler in as many weeks. Last week, the automaker recalled 35,000 Dodge and Jeep vehicles for sticky accelerator pedals, which may fail to return to their idle position after being depressed, possibly resulting in unintended acceleration.