Chrysler Announces Several Recalls

Posted at 9:07 AM, Apr 10, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-10 09:07:46-04

DETROIT, Mich. – Chrysler Group LLC is recalling thousands of SUVs and cars for several problems, including faulty gas tank hoses, broken drive shafts and air bag warning lights that turn on when there’s no problem.

About 119,000 Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger sedans from the 2011 and 2012 model years are being recalled in the U.S. due to faulty wiring that can cause the air bag warning lights to illuminate.

Chrysler is also recalling about 61,400 Jeep Liberty and Dodge Nitro midsize SUVs in the U.S. because the drive shafts can break. The SUVs are from the 2007 and 2008 model years. Chrysler says that a heat shield can drop and rub against the drive shaft, causing it to wear and break. If the shaft breaks, the SUVs will lose power and the side air bags may inflate.

About 30,000 2012 Jeep Patriot and Jeep Compass small SUVs are also being recalled because a faulty hose inside the gas tank can cause them to run out of fuel and the engines can stall.

Chrysler will fix all affected vehicles free of charge.