Chrysler Recalls 67K Jeep Wranglers Over Fire Risk

Law360, New York (May 21, 2012, 1:29 PM EDT) -- Chrysler Group LLC said Saturday it was recalling 67,872 Jeep Wranglers from the 2010 model year amid concerns that a defect in the automatic transmission could spark fires in the popular sport utility vehicles.

The carmaker said the automatic transmission in certain 2010 Wranglers contained a skid plate that could collect debris when driving off-road or through heavy brush. Such debris could then ignite without warning because it was close to the catalytic converter, Chrysler said.

The company said it had notified the National Highway Traffic Safety...
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