Chrysler Issues another Recall after Repaired Vehicles Catch on Fire

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Chrysler has issued a recall to fix a recall repair for 350,000 vehicles. Last year, Chrysler recalled 651,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos over an issue with the sun visor vanity lamp’s wiring and an increased risk of fire. However, even after the vehicles were fixed, some of the vehicles continue to catch on fire.

There is an issue about when Chrysler became aware that the recall repairs were ineffective. A memo the company sent out to dealerships last March seems to show that Chrysler knew that the repairs were ineffective. In the memo, the company revised its repair instructions to dealerships, letting them know that the sun visor wire must be placed in a certain way when reinstalling the visor. However, Chrysler never let the 386,000 customers who had done the repairs know that they were ineffective.

There have been at least nine known cases of fires occurring in the affected Chrysler vehicles, even after the repairs were done. Chrysler’s new recall affects over 350,000 vehicles that have already been recalled and repaired.

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