Chrysler Recalls 570,000 Jeeps and Minivans

Chrysler is recalling more than half a million minivans and Jeep Wranglers, the automaker told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

A wiring problem is forcing the automaker to recall about 285,000 2008-9 Dodge Grand Caravans and Chrysler Town & Country minivans. Chrysler told the safety agency on June 1 that “an improperly routed wiring harness” can be rubbed by a sliding door. That would wear through the insulation and possibly cause a fire inside the door. Chrysler said it has 57 reports of vehicles having “thermal damage” but knows of no accidents or injuries.

In addition, about 285,000 2007–10 Jeep Wranglers are being recalled. The problem with the Jeeps, Chrysler says, is that the front inner fender liners may rub against brake lines and cause a leak. That could result in a “partial loss” of the brakes, the automaker told safety agency. Chrysler said it was not aware of any accidents or injuries related to the problem.

For more information or to file a safety complaint go to the government Web site.