Chrysler is recalling their Jeep Wrangler SUV’s from 2012 model year to solve issues which could cause fires.
The company stated the recall involves 67,872 units of SUV’s that were built with automatic transmissions. The skid plate on these SUV’s that protects the transmission is very close to the catalytic converter of the exhaust system. Particles collected around the skid plate could heat up the converter which can cause it to ignite or catch fire.
In these recall, dealers of Chrysler will change the plate with a skid bar and this will be, of course, free of charge. This very important recall of the units will begin this month. Owners or these SUV’s may contact the Company through phone (1-800-853-1403).
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration started the investigations with the complaints earlier this year. Chrysler also recalled Wranglers in 2008 and 2012 to solve an issue with the airbag.