Reminiscent of the General Motors ignition switch recall, Chrysler is recalling 349,442 vehicles with similar problems to the GM vehicles: faulty ignition switches could cause a recalled vehicle to turn off unexpectedly. The Chrysler recall is for the 2008 Jeep Commander, Grand Cherokee, Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, and Dodge Magnum.
At this time, Chrysler is only aware of one injury-free accident related to the defective ignition switches. The faulty switches allow vehicles in motion to be turned off, causing loss of control and disabling air bags.
Chrysler has declined to announce the manufacturer of the faulty parts. General Motors’ supplier was identified as Delphi Automotive. Delphi’s faulty ignition switches were linked to more than 16 million recalled GM vehicles, responsible for at least 21 deaths and hundreds of serious injuries.
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