Chrysler recalls 111,000 Grand Cherokees
Nation's No. 3 automaker cites risk from electric seat heaters that may cause a fire.
June 12, 2006; Posted: 5:05 p.m. EDT (2105 GMT)
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - Chrysler Group, the U.S. arm of the automaker Daimler Chrysler, will recall about 111,000 of its Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles after learning that electric seat heaters may overheat, posing a fire hazard, a company spokesman said Monday.
The automaker said the recall only affects those Grand Cherokee models produced in 2003 and 2004, and would cover just under 111,700 vehicles.
Chrysler announced the recall after learning that the front electric seat heater elements may overheat and possibly result in a fire, the spokesman said.
So far, Chrysler had learned of 32 alleged reports of fire, according to a company spokesperson, although no related accidents have been reported.
Chrysler Group said it will replace the seat heating elements at no cost to owners.