Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Oh for Jeep sakes

Jeep recalling 792,000 vehicles for ignition switch issue.

Tuesday's recall covers 2005-2007 Grand Cherokees and 2006-2007 Commanders.
Chrysler says it's not sure exactly how many will be recalled. The company says an outside force such as a driver's knee can knock switches out of the "run" position, shutting off the engine. This disables power-assisted steering and braking and the front air bags might not inflate.
Good thing the industry is now looking at ignition switches.  Looks to be a much wider spread problem that originally thought - one looks to have been swept under the table for years by multiple companies.

It's terrible to think. These companies are supposed to be about safety and reliability.  They are turning out to be anything but!