Close to 40,000 Dodge Caravan and Jeep Wrangler Vehicles Recalled
a malfunction could cause the brake lights to remain illuminated or allow the vehicle to be shifted out of park without the brake pedal being pushed
Chrysler says that approximately 39,460 model year 2017 Dodge Caravan and Jeep Wrangler vehicles have brake switches that could malfunction. As a result, these vehicles have been recalled by the manufacturer.
What are the risks?
The brake switch malfunction could cause the vehicle's brake lights to remain illuminated, even when the brakes are not engaged. The malfunction could also allow the vehicle to be shifted out of the PARK position without the brake pedal being pushed.
Having the brake lamps continuously illuminated or being able to shift the vehicle out of PARK when the brake pedal is not pressed (and the ignition is in the RUN mode) can increase the risk of a crash.
What happens next?
Owners of the recalled Dodge Caravan and Jeep Wrangler vehicles will be notified by Chrysler beginning in late March 2018. Dealers will then replace the affected brake switches, free of charge.
For additional information about this recall, contact Chrysler customer service at (800) 853-1403. Reference recall number U09.