Over 900,000 Chrysler sedans and SUVs add to recall total
Recalls continue to plague carmakers, with Chrysler’s recent recall of vehicles with alternator failures and shorts in power mirror electrical connectors.
General Motors has been faulted with not reacting quickly enough to ignition switch problems in its cars, so other manufacturers have been acting proactively this year, recalling cars more quickly than in the past.
What’s included in the Chrysler recall?
The latest recall includes Dodge Challenger, Charger and Durango; Chrysler 300; and Jeep Grand Cherokee from 2011 to 2014 and Jeep Wrangler from 2011 to 2013.
According to USA Today, the faulty alternator recall involves 434,581 2011 to 2014 sedans and SUVs with a 3.6-liter engine and 160-amp alternator. There has been one reported accident with the alternator; if it fails, the vehicle can shut down.
The heated power window short is on Jeep Wrangler SUVs, and there have been no reported incidents involving the SUVs.
Chrysler also announced a major recall in April of SUVs with braking problems.