Chrysler has issued a recall for 780,00 of its Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans. The reason for the recall is a potential fire hazard.
The affected vehicles were manufactured between August 25, 2010 and October 31, 2013 with model years 2010 through 2014 and could possibly have a problem with overheating circuits that could lead to a fire. There are about 644,850 vehicles being recalled in the United States, 106,980 in Canada, 8,009 in Mexico and another 20,638 in various other markets.
The Chrysler recall was issued when engineers discovered that the power window switches could possibly short circuit if they come into contact with water from things like beverage spills, rain, or snow. The problem only is an issue in vehicles that have power window vents for passengers in the third row of seats.
Chrysler will be contacting owners of affected vehicles to bring in the cars to have the switches replaced. Beginning next Wednesday, owners can bring in the cars to dealers even before the replacement part is available to have the switches disconnected as an interim safety measure.
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Nicole Wakelin fell in love with cars as a teenager when she got to go for a ride in a Ferrari. It was red and it was fast and that was all that mattered. Game over. She considers things a bit more carefully now, but still has a weakness for fast, beautiful cars. Nicole also writes for NerdApproved and GeekMom.