The North American based automaker Chrysler is currently recalling the Chrysler Town & Country, the Dodge Grand Caravan and the Journey for some ignition switch problems.
General Motors is not the only automaker with ignition switch problems as one of its main rivals, Chrysler, has issued a recall for a similar problem. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are a total of 697,957 units of the Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan and Dodge Journey vehicles affected by this problem.
“This defect can affect the safe operation of the airbag system. Until this recall is performed, customers should remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key. The key fob (if applicable), should also be removed from the key ring. If the ignition key inadvertently moves into the OFF or ACCESSORY position, the engine will turn off, which will then depower various key safety systems including but not limited to air bags, power steering, and power braking”, says the NHTSA.
The affected Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans are from the 2008 – 2010 model years while the Dodge Journey from the 2009 – 2010 model years. The company’s dealership network will inspect the affected vehicles and make the necessary replacements free of charge. Owners will be announced on the recall soon but for more info on the subject they can contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403 or the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236.