Recall roundup: Chrysler Group Durango and Grand Cherokee image

Chrysler has issued a new recall, this time for the Dodge Durango and for the Jeep Grand Cherokee, because of a problem with fires in the headliners.

The Chrysler Group has issued yet another recall, for the Dodge Durango and the Jeep Grand Cherokee, this time for fires in the headliners. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are a total of 52 unique fire incidents which have been reported and three injuries.

“If a stated vehicle was involved in a repair related to servicing the vanity mirror and/or headliner, the wiring – located inside the sun visor – may be subject to short-circuit and fire if not appropriately reassembled by the dealer. This condition is not present in vehicles which have not had the headliner or vanity mirror serviced”, as the company is saying in its official press release.

There are a total of 895,000 units of the above mentioned vehicles which will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers. The company’s dealers will be inspecting the models and make the necessary repairs / replacements free of charge. The affected Durangos and Grand Cherokees are from the 2011- 2014 model years. The recall will begin in August and owners will be notified by the carmaker. For any extra details on the subject owners can contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403 or the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236.