Chrysler Announces Recall of Minivans And Crossovers

By Bryan Mercer

Chrysler Announces Recall of Minivans And Crossovers

March 3, 2011 Updated Mar 3, 2011 at 12:42 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) Chrysler Group is recalling almost 250-thousand minivans and crossover SUVs because of a problem that can lead to sudden engine stalling.

The ignition in the vehicles can too easily be bumped or shaken into the "Accessory power" position while driving, causing the engine to immediately shut off.

At least two rear-end collisions have been blamed on the problem, according to a letter sent by Chrysler to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The recall involves many of the 2010 model year Chrysler Town & Countrys, Dodge Caravan minivans, and Dodge Journey SUVs.

Chrysler dealers will replace ignition modules on the vehicles with new ones that are less prone to accidental shut-off.

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