The automaker said if one of these vehicles needs a repair that includes servicing the vanity mirror and/or headliner, the wiring – located inside the sun visor – may be subject to short-circuit and fire if not appropriately reassembled by the dealer. The headliner is the upholstered roof on the interior of the vehicles.
But the problem has not been reported in vehicles that have not had the headliner or vanity mirror serviced.
Chrysler said it knows of three injuries linked to the problem.
Dealers will install a spacer containing a guide that will keep the lines properly routed, preventing a potential short-circuit during reassembly. The automaker said it will do the work on all of the recalled vehicles, regardless of whether the vanity mirror and/or headliner has been serviced.
This recall brings the number of vehicles called back by automakers in the U.S. to about 40 million so far this year, surpassing the previous high of 30.8 million set in 2004.
General Motors, which has had problems with ignition switches in a wide selection of its vehicles, accounts for about 26 million of the recalled autos.
But there also have been large recalls by Toyota, Ford, Honda and others. The rest of the industry has recalled about 14 million vehicles so far this year, about two-thirds of the number all automakers recalled in the U.S. in all of last year, according to data from the