Chrysler recalling nearly 907,000 cars, SUVs

David Shepardson
Detroit News Washington Bureau

Chrysler Group LLC said Thursday it is recalling 907,000 vehicles in two new recall campaigns — the latest callbacks in recent weeks.

The unit of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV said it recalling 470,000 2011-2014 Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, Challenger, Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles with a 3.6L engine and a 160 amp alternator. In the recalled vehicles, the alternator may suddenly fail and result in vehicle shutdown, shutoff or a fire.

Chrysler said it has no reports of fires or injuries, and one reported incident. It doesn't yet have a fix.

The recall includes 434,581 in the U.S.; 16,080 in Canada; 2,335 in Mexico and 17,000 outside North America.

Chrysler is also recalling 434,581 2011-2013 Jeep Wrangler SUVs because rust in the exterior heated power mirror electrical connector may result in an electrical short. It has no reports of crashes or injuries.

The investigation began in February 2013 after Chrysler Canada of three Wrangler vehicles with damaged connectors.

The recall includes 313,236 in the U.S.; 39,627 in Canada; 5,685 in Mexico and 78,369 outside North America.