Chrysler Recalls 600K Cars for Bevy of Problems

As posted on June 7, 2010 on www.cbsnews.com

Chrysler is recalling nearly 600,000 vehicles, including five models in the U.S., over a series of concerns: doors that could catch fire, possibly faulty brakes and sticky accelerator pedals, according to a Reuters report.

The automaker informed the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of the problems last week, agency reports show.

Among the models involved:

• Up to 284,831 Chrysler Town and Country minivans and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans from 2008 and 2009, which could have problems in their electrical systems that could cause the vans' sliding doors to short circuit and catch fire, according to the report.

• Up to 288,968 Chrysler Jeep Wranglers from 2007 to 2010 that might have brake fluid leaks that could lead to brake failure.

• Last Friday, up to 25,336 Dodge Caliber and Jeep Compass vehicles from 2007 were recalled due to potential problems with sticky accelerator pedals.

Chrylser will notify owners of affected vehicles this month and provide repairs at no charge, according to the report.