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Jeep Wrangler Recall 12V216000

Potential Fire from Debris on Automatic Transmission Skid Plate

Recall Details

On vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission, the transmission skid plate can collect debris. Heat from the catalytic converter could ignite the debris without warning, resulting in a fire. Dealers will replace the skid plate with a skid bar to correct this concern. The Chrysler recall number is M22.

Our Quick Take

A protective plate under your vehicle can collect leaves and other debris while driving. The heat from the catalytic converter can ignite this debris without warning, causing a vehicle fire.

What Should You Do?

Chrysler will notify owners of affected vehicles during May, 2012. A burning smell may be noted or there may be no symptoms related to this recall. If you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It’s helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

Drive Train, May 15, 2012

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
May 15, 2012
NHTSA Action Number
PE12009
Potential Number of Units Affected
67,872
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
12V216000
Component
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Summary
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 JEEP WRANGLER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AN AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION. THE TRANSMISSION SKID PLATE, WHICH IS CLOSE TO THE CATALYTIC CONVERTER, CAN COLLECT DEBRIS.
Consequence
IF THIS OCCURS, THE DEBRIS CAN IGNITE WITHOUT WARNING, RESULTING IN A VEHICLE FIRE.
Remedy
CHRYSLER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SKID PLATE WITH A SKID BAR, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
Notes
CHRYSLER’S RECALL NUMBER IS M22. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
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