Chrysler Recalls More Than 643,000 Jeep Vehicles with Defective Ignition Switches

Chrysler Recalls More Than 643,000 Jeep Vehicles with Defective Ignition Switches
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July 28, 2014

Chrysler is recalling more than 643,000 model year 2006-2007 Jeep Commander and 2005-2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs with defective ignition switches.

In the affected vehicles, the driver may accidentally hit the ignition key with their knee, unintentionally knocking the key out of the RUN position and into the OFF or ACCESSORY position.

If this occurs, the engine will turn off, which will then depower various key safety systems including but not limited to the airbags, power steering, and power braking. Loss of functionality of these systems may increase the risk of crash and/or increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

Owners of the recalled Jeep Commander and Grand Cherokee vehicles will be notified by Chrysler. The remedy for this recall is still under development.

Until this recall is performed, drivers should adjust their seat to allow clearance between the driver's knee and the ignition key, and remove all items from their key ring, leaving only the vehicle key.

For more information, contact Chrysler Customer Service toll-free at 800-853-1403. Chrysler's reference number for this recall is P41.