Older Jeep SUVs Recalled for Ignition Switch Issue

Published 07/23 2014 06:23AM

Updated 07/23 2014 06:25AM

DETROIT, Mich. -- Chrysler is recalling 792,300 older-model Jeep SUVs for ignition switch problems.

The vehicles are recalled for ignition switches that can be bumped out of the "on" position by a driver's knee.

Affected are model year 2005 to 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee and model year 2006 and 2007 Jeep Commander SUVs. Of the recalled models, 649,900 are in the United States, 28,800 are in Canada, 12,800 in Mexico and 100,800 outside of North America.

This brings to 1.68 million the number of vehicles Chrysler has recalled for ignition switches.

Chrysler told U.S. safety regulators of the recall on Monday and said it will begin to notify affected customers by mid-September. Engineers at Chrysler have yet to find a remedy for the issue, but are "working to develop" one, Chrysler said in a statement announcing the recall.

A single accident and no injuries have occurred in affected Grand Cherokee and Commander SUVs, Chrysler said.

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