Chrysler Recalls Older Jeeps

DETROIT (July 22, 2014) Chrysler is recalling as many as 792,300 older Jeep SUVs worldwide because the ignition switches could cause engine stalling.

The recall announced Tuesday involves 2005-2007 Grand Cherokees and 2006-2007 Commanders.

Chrysler says it's not sure exactly how many will be recalled.

The company says an outside force such as a driver's knee can knock switches out of the "run" position, shutting off the engine, which disables power-assisted steering and braking and the front air bags might not inflate.

Engineers are working on a fix.

Chrysler said it knows of no injuries and only one accident and said only a few complaints have been filed.

Owners should keep clearance between their knees and keys until repairs are made, the company said.

The recall comes as U.S. safety regulators investigate ignition switch problems across the auto industry.


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