Recall: Ignition switch problems force company to recall almost 800,000 SUVs

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Ignition switch problems are prompting another recall that could affect nearly 800,000 SUVs.

Chrysler is recalling up to 792,000 vehicles, including 2005 through 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokees and 2006 through 2007 Commanders.

Officials say an “outside force,” like a knee hitting the keys, can knock switches out of the ‘run’ position and shut off the engine.

That movement also cuts off the power-assisted steering and braking.

Authorities say it could disable the front airbags.

Engineers are working to finalize a fix but drivers are encouraged to keep everything clear of the keys until a repair can be made.

Customers will get recall notices by mid-September.