chrysler jeep ignition switch recalls

Chrysler, which is part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, has announced they will be recalling more than 700,000 Jeeps over a problem that has to do with ignition switches on some of their vehicles. Currently, the models effected are 2005-2007 Jeep Grand Cherokees and 2006-2007 Commandos. The problem reported has to do with Customers saying that if they bump the ignition switch, such as with their knee, it can cause the key and switch to move to the "run" position. This can cause the engine to stall, and can disable the airbags from working. Stalling also effects powered components, such as power steering and power brakes. Chrysler has already dealt with recalls on ignition switches with some of it's other vehicles, such as it's line of minivans, the Dodge Caravan and Town & Country. Those recalls effected models made between 2007 to 2010. Other effected models over the past few years include the Journey, and even the VW Routans (which uses some Chrysler parts). The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is still investigating more complaints with ignition switches and airbags, from other auto manufacturers as well as Chrysler. They'll continued to work in the future to confirm that the issues have been resolved. These new Chrysler recalls are a step in that direction. Owners of the effected Jeep vehicles requiring the recall will be contacted sometime in mid-September of 2014.