Washington DC - Chrysler is to recall as many as 792,300 SUVs to fix an ignition-switch problem, the same part involved in the huge General Motors recall.
The company said on Tuesday it was issuing the recall “out of an abundance of caution”, because because ignition keys could be moved unintentionally from the “on” position, causing engine to stop, reducing braking power and possibly disabling front airbags.
Chrysler said the switch could be shifted by an “outside” force, often the driver's knee.
It said it was unaware of any related injuries and knew of a single reported accident and a relatively small number of complaints covering 0.015 percent of the vehicles subject to the recall.
The recall affects certain models of the 2006-2007 Jeep Commander and 2005-2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee.