2010 jeep wrangler skid plate recall
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Chrysler in conjuntion with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced a safety recall of nearly 70,000 Jeep Wrangler vehicles from the 2010 model year equipped with an automatic transmission.

The vehicle's transmission skid plate, which is close to the catalytic converter, can collect flamable debris. If the debris reaches a hot enough temperature, it can ignite without warning.

Debris igniting under the vehicle can cause a vehicle fire.

Dealers will replace the vehicle's skid plate with a new skid bar free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during May 2012.

Owners with questions about this recall or their vehicles shouldy contact Chrysler at (800) 853-1403.