Chrysler has announced a new recall for similar concerns over the ignition switch issues affecting the Town & Country, the Dodge Grand Caravan and the Journey.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 700,000 units of the above mentioned models will be affected by this problem. Owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers because of the bad wiring ignition node in switch.
“Vehicles equipped with a FOB key may experience inadvertent ignition switch displacement from the “run” to “accessory” position while driving. If the switch is not fully engaged in the “on” position of the detent ring inside the module, the spring-loaded switch may allow the key to spring past the “on” position and into the “accessory” position. This action will shut off the engine and passive restraint systems, including air bags”, said the carmaker in its official press release.
Out of the 695,857 units affected, 525,206 have been sold in the United System, 102,892 in Canada, 25,591 in Mexico and 42,268 units in other parts of the world. The models are the 2008-2010 Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan and the 2009-2010 Dodge Journey. Chrysler will be contacting the owners of the affected cars and the repairs will be made free of charge. For extra details on the topic you can contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403 or the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236.