Chrysler recall affects older Jeep models

Chrysler announced Tuesday a worldwide recall of close to 800,000 Jeeps due to an ignition switch problem.

The recall affects Jeep Commanders from model years 2006 to 2007 and Jeep Grand Cherokees from 2005 to 2007.

The company said the problem can cause the ignition key to move out of the on position, usually by a driver’s knee while the car is being driven. That could cause the engine to stall and the airbags to stop working.

That’s the same problem that has forced GM to recall more than 15 million cars over the last six months.

Chrysler said it will contact affected customers by mid-September.



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