The Chrysler Group has recalled nearly 68,000 2010 Jeep Wranglers with automatic transmissions because of a possible problem that could cause a fire in the vehicles.
According to a report on CNN.com, the recall is taking place here in the U.S. because the skid plate, found under the transmission and close to the vehicles’ catalytic converter, can catch debris. The catalytic converter can become extremely hot and can ignite debris that’s been trapped by the skid plate.
In a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Chrysler acknowledged at least 14 reports of fires. Wrangler owners will be advised to bring their vehicles to Jeep dealership to have the skid plate replaced with a skid bar once the replacement parts are available.