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Fiat Chrysler recalls 58,833 Jeeps, Dodge Vipers for safety defect


April 24, 2015
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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Apr. 23, 2015 – Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling 58,833 older cars and SUVs with manual transmissions as it says a switch wire can break and cause the vehicles not to start.

The vehicles may also move unintentionally if drivers don’t follow the company’s recommended procedures for starting the car, it said, adding that drivers are supposed to engage the parking brake, shift to neutral and depress the clutch before turning the key.

2006 Jeep Liberty and Wrangler SUVs and Dodge Viper cars produced between Feb. 15, 2005, and Sept. 14, 2006, are covered in the recall. It is unknown how many of the affected vehicles were sold in Canada.

Customers will be notified and dealers will repair the vehicles for free.

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— With files from The Associated Press