Thursday, May 7, 2015

NHTSA launches recall query after complaints about previously recalled SUVs.

The Washington Post (5/6, Read, 5.03M) reports the NHTSA has received eight complaints about Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos vanity mirrors or headliners catching fire, despite Chrysler’s 2014 recall for these problems in 2011-2014 models of the SUVs. Some occupants complained of “smoke sometimes followed by flames erupting in the headliner.” The Post reports that the NHTSA has launched a “recall query” to examine whether Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ solution for the recalled vehicles or why it may have created new problems.
        Reuters (5/6) adds that more than 900,000 vehicles in the US alone were recalled last year and explains how the vanity light wiring was rerouted in sun visors to address the fire hazards in the recalled vehicles

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