Chrysler Recalls 68,000 Jeep Wranglers on Fire Concerns


Chrysler is recalling about 68,000 Jeep Wranglers manufactured in 2010 due to the chance of a vehicle fire resulting from debris collecting in the transmission.

The Detroit automaker said in a filing with the National Highway Traffic Association that the pullback of 67,872 Jeeps with an automatic transmission reflects concerns that the transmission skid plate, which is close to the catalytic converter, can collect debris and ignite without warning.

The company said it will notify owners, and dealers will replace the skid plate free of charge.

The move comes after the NHTSA began investigation complaints about fires in 2010 Wranglers earlier this year.