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Chrysler recalls 895,000 SUVs; Ford issue under review

Among the vehicles being recalled is the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, which was unveiled at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

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Among the vehicles being recalled is the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, which was unveiled at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Following an investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Chrysler is recalling almost 895,000 sport utility vehicles because a wiring problem in the vanity mirror can cause a fire, the automaker said in a report posted Friday on the safety agency’s website.

The action covers 2011-14 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango models, including about 651,000 in the United States.

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Chrysler said that a sun visor screw could penetrate a wire for the vanity light, causing a short circuit that could lead to a fire.

Also on Friday, the NHTSA said it is investigating steering problems in about 500,000 Ford cars. The investigation covers 2004 to 2007 Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis, and Marauder models.

NHTSA says a heat shield in the car can rust, dislodge, and cause the steering shaft to jam. It has received five complaints about the issue and knows of one injury.

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