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Statement: Vanity-Mirror Wiring

December 24, 2015 , Auburn Hills, Mich. -

FCA US LLC is recalling an estimated 352,831 SUVs in the U.S. to help ensure vanity-mirror wiring may be serviced more consistently.

Overheating conditions were reported among a small percentage of vehicles (<0.02%) serviced in connection with a related recall, conducted previously.** An FCA US LLC investigation discovered the service procedure, if not followed precisely, may leave vehicles susceptible to a short-circuit, creating a potential fire hazard.

The Company is unaware of any related injuries or accidents. Post-service overheating conditions were observed only in vehicles equipped with a certain wiring package. These vehicles were produced before Sept. 2, 2012.

Affected are model-year 2011-2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs produced before Sept. 2, 2012. Wiring in the headliners of these vehicles will be secured with a new adhesive. Measures will also be taken to help prevent the wiring from contacting potentially abrasive surfaces.

Overheating conditions have not occurred in vehicles that have not had service involving headliner removal. However, FCA US urges affected customers to heed the instructions in their recall notices.

Customers will be advised when they may schedule service, which will be performed free of charge.

An estimated 26,487 vehicles will be recalled in Canada, as well as 13,037 in Mexico and 84,330 outside the NAFTA region.

Customers with additional questions may call the Customer Assistance Center at 1-800-853-1403.
 

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RECALL Subject : Vanity Lamp Short may Result in Fire , 1 INVESTIGATION(S)

Report Receipt Date: DEC 28, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V879000
Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM , INTERIOR LIGHTING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 388,504

Manufacturer: Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

SUMMARY:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured December 3, 2009, to September 1, 2012. In the affected vehicles, the wiring for the vanity lamp in the sun visor may short circuit, after having been remedied for a prior recall for the vanity lamp wiring. This recall is also addressing certain vehicles that have not been remedied under that prior recall.
CONSEQUENCE:
The vanity lamp wiring may short, increasing the risk of a vehicle fire.
REMEDY:
Chrysler will notify owners. The remedy plan is still being developed. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is R71.
 
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