The North American based automotive giant Chrysler has recently issued a recall for a lot of its vehicles because of the ignition switch problem.
According to the car manufacturer, there are a total of 349, 442 vehicles which will be affected by this new recall and all of them are from the 2008 model year, being produced before the 12th of May, 2008. These include the Dodge Charger, Dodge Magnum, Jeep Commander, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Chrysler 300.
“On certain models, the ignition keys may not fully return to the “ON” position after rotation to the “START” position during engine-startup. Instead, they may remain between the “START” and “ON” positions. If this occurs, windshield defroster and wiper function may be lost. Air bag function is not affected”, says the car manufacturer in its official press release.
Out of the 349,442 units affected, 292,224 units are currently found in the United States, 18,976 units are in Canada, 4,947 vehicles have been sold in Mexico and the rest of 33,295 outside of North America. The company is not aware of any related injuries to this defect but the recall is expected to begin soon. Owners of the above mentioned models will be notified by the carmaker and the necessary repairs / replacements will be made free of charge. For any extra details on the subject, owners can contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403.