AUBURN HILLS, Michigan – Fiat-Chrysler is recalling an estimated 352,831 2011-’12 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs in the U.S. because of a fire risk linked to problems with the vanity mirror wiring, the company said late last week.
The recall follows a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration investigation opened in May to check if vehicles serviced in a prior related recall posed a fire risk.
Fiat-Chrysler said “overheating conditions” were reported in 0.02 percent of vehicles fixed in the previous recall.
A company investigation “discovered the service procedure, if not followed precisely, may leave vehicles susceptible to a short circuit, creating a potential fire hazard,” Fiat-Chrysler said in a statement.
There are no related injuries or accidents, it said.
Jeep dealers and Dodge dealers will secure wiring in the headliners of these vehicles with a new adhesive. Measures will also be taken to help prevent the wiring from contacting potentially abrasive surfaces.
An estimated 26,487 vehicles will be recalled in Canada, as well as 14,037 in Mexico and 84,330 outside the NAFTA region.
A date has not been specified for the recall. Owners can contact Fiat-Chrysler customer service at (800) 853-1403.
No information about the recall has been posted on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which oversees vehicle safety in the U.S.
Edmunds says: Owners of these vehicles should schedule a service appointment with their dealer once they receive their official recall notice. But if you have an immediate concern, it’s best to contact your dealer now.