Chrysler Recalling over 780,000 Vans for Overheating of Power Windows

Chrysler is recalling 780,000  2010-2014 Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country minivans.  The window switches for third-row power windows can overheat. The problem can happen if the window switch, located on the driver’s door, is exposed to moisture.  To date, Chrysler states that it is unaware of any related injuries or accidents and there are 36 known incidents of overheating.
Report Receipt Date: MAY 07, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V234000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 644,850
Manufacturer: Chrysler Group LLC
SUMMARY: Chrysler Group, LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2010-2014 Chrysler Town and Country and Dodge Grand Caravan vehicles manufactured August 25, 2010, through October 31, 2013. The affected vehicles may experience overheating of the vent window switch in the driver’s door armrest.
CONSEQUENCE:An overheated switch may result in a vehicle fire.
REMEDY: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the vent window switch with a newer version, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in June 2014. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler’s number for this recall is P25.
NOTES: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
Owners will be contacted directly about when their minivans can be fixed. In the interim, a dealer can disconnect the switches that open and close the third-row power windows.

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Wayne Hogan

Wayne Hogan

Wayne Hogan, a Jacksonville native, has been with the firm since 1977. He graduated from Florida State University, where he received both his bachelor’s and J.D. degrees. He specializes in all areas of personal injury law. In addition to participating in many professional associations, he and his wife, Pat, are also actively involved in the community.