Chrysler has announced a recall of their 2012 model year vehicles due to a defective engine, according to recent news sources.
It was discovered that the engine block could malfunction because of debris, causing connecting rod bearing failure. This could cause the engine to seize, which causes danger for a driver on the road, as well as the drivers surrounding him or her.
The vehicles subject to recall all contain a 3.6L engine. Models affected include the following:
- Chrysler 200
- Chrysler Town and Country
- Dodge Charger
- Dodge Durango
- Dodge Grand Caravan
- Dodge Journey
- Jeep Grand Cherokee
The vehicles were manufactured from August 31, 2011 to September 13, 2011.
Chrysler will begin contacting owners of these vehicles in October. A free replacement engine will be installed by the local dealer. Concerned owners can contact Chrysler or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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