Chrysler Recalls 43,750 Dodge, Jeep Vehicles for Clutch Defect

Chrysler Recalls 43,750 Dodge, Jeep Vehicles for Clutch Defect
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May 5, 2015

A Dodge sports car and Jeep SUVs are part of a Chrysler recall affecting about 43,750 vehicles.

Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2006 Dodge Vipers, and model year 2006 Jeep Wrangler and Liberty SUVs due to a clutch pedal defect.

The affected car have springs within the clutch pedal position switch that can break. These springs keep the vehicle from starting unless the clutch pedal is pushed down.

As a result, the vehicle may not start when the clutch pedal is pushed down or the engine may crank without fully engaging the clutch, causing the car to unexpectedly lurch.

Dealers will replace the clutch ignition interlock switch, but parts are currently unavailable. Affected owners will receive an interim notification alerting them about the recall and then a second when parts become available.

For more information owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403.

Chrysler Cargo and Passenger Vehicles Recalled

Chrysler also issued a recall for about 2,400 model year 2015 Ram Promaster City cargo and passenger vehicles.

The affected vans have side airbag curtains that, due to an installation issue, may not deploy properly. Airbags that don't deploy properly may increase the risk of injury during a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will modify the installation of side airbag inflatable curtains, free of charge.

For more information, owners can contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403.