Toledo-built Jeeps part of hefty recall
Thu, 06 Jun 2013 12:52:09 GMT —
Chrysler is recalling nearly 435,000 Jeep SUVs to fix air bag and transmission fluid leaks.
The automaker will recall more than 254,000 Patriots and Compasses from 2010 through 2012 in the U.S. to fix an air bag problem. It's also is recalling more than 180,000 Jeep Wranglers from 2012 and 2013 for transmission fluid leaks.
Wrangler is among the product line manufactured at the Toledo Assembly Complex. The Toledo-built SUV was also part of a 2011 recall.
In the Patriots and Compasses, a software error could cause late deployment of the side air bags and seat-belt tightening mechanisms. For Wranglers with 3.6-liter V-6 engines, Chrysler says a power steering line can wear a hole in the transmission oil cooler line. The SUVs can leak fluid, damaging transmissions. Both recalls start in July.
Earlier this week, Chrysler refused to recall nearly 3 million Jeeps that they government says are at risk of catching fire in a rear-end collision. The automaker was asked by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to voluntarily recall Grand Cherokees (1993-2004 models) and Libertys (2002-2007 models). The company said in a statement that they do not intend to issue a recall of the vehicle.
(The Associated Press contributed to this article.)