WASHINGTON (AP) _ Chrysler said Tuesday it is recalling more than
80,000 2007 Jeep Wrangler and Dodge Nitro sport utility vehicles in
the United States to correct a problem that could make their engines
Chrysler Group, a unit of DaimlerChrysler AG, said the recall
would allow dealers to reprogram a power module to remove the
potential for a brief interruption of electrical power to the
instrument panel and the engine.
The automaker said the power interruption could lead to a short
engine stall, but the engine would immediately restart if the
vehicle was in motion.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened an
investigation into the Wrangler in May after receiving reports of
engine stalling. Chrysler said the agency has received about 180
complaints of engine stalling in Wrangler and Nitro vehicles.
There has been one accident linked to the issue, the company
said, but no injuries have been reported. Chrysler will notify
owners about the recall later this week and the work will be
completed at no cost to consumers.