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Potholes reveal problem with switch; Chrysler recalling 700,000 vehicles

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After General Motors announced a massive recall, Chrysler says it is also forced to recall hundreds of thousands of vehicles for the same problem.

Chrysler announced it is recalling nearly 700,000 vehicles because of an ignition switch problem.

The recall affects more than 500,000 vehicles in the United States.

It includes some Dodge Journey SUVs, Dodge Grand Caravans and Chrysler Town and Country minivans.

The affected models were made from 2007 to 2009.

The company says jarring road conditions, like hitting a pothole, may cause the vehicle’s key to slip out of the ‘run’ position.

The recall comes after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began investigating the issue following several complaints.