Chrysler to recall 1,809 Wrangler vehicles in China image

China’s quality watchdog said Tuesday that Chrysler Group China Sales Ltd. will recall 1,809 Wrangler 3.8L and Wrangler Unlimited 3.8L vehicles with a potential safety problem in the gear-box on the Chinese mainland as of Feb.10.

The recall is due to a designing defect in the gear-box, and involves vehicles which were produced between March. 3, 2006 and July. 10, 2008, said the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (GAQSIQ).

The reminder system in the gear-box lacks a warning function on overheating operation, which is likely to trigger potential glitch and fire risks with the increase of oil temperature, threatening the safety of occupants, according to the GAQSIQ.

The company has received two complaints relating to this problem in China this year.

The manufacturer will add the reminding function by upgrading the operation software for free.

The GAQSIQ said it would follow up the recall and evaluate on the effects after the remedial measures were taken.

Owners can contact Chrysler Group China Sales Ltd. at hotline 400-650-0118 or contact the GAQSIQ at 010-59799616 or 010-65537365.

Xinhua