Chrysler is recalling 703,000 vehicles for ignition problems
Fiat Chrysler is recalling hundreds of thousands of minivans and SUVs after faulty ignition switches were found in the vehicles.
The company announced that it is recalling 703,000 Dodge Journey SUVs that are between 2009 and 2010, as well as Chrysler Town and Country and Dodge Caravan minivans from 2008 through 2010.
Organizers say some of the vehicles were previously recalled for the same issue, but the fixes didn’t work.
The recall is to replace faulty ignition switches that can cause vehicles to stall, which disable the air bags, power steering and power brakes.
Fiat Chrysler is warning drivers to remove everything but the ignition key from their key ring until repairs are made.
However, parts won’t begin to be available until next month.
General Motors experienced a similar ignition switch problem and recalled 2.6 million small cars last year.
At least 57 people were killed in crashes linked to those defective switches.