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Chrysler SUVs Recalled: 230K Jeep Grand Cherokees and Durangos Affected

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2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango, file photos. (Bill Pugliano/Getty Images; Scott Olson/Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 22 Sep 2014 10:44 AM

Chrysler announced late last week it was recalling more than 230,000 SUVs globally because of serious fuel pump malfunctions that could cause the vehicles to stall.

The recall includes the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango, the Detroit News reported, and affects 188,723 vehicles in the United States, another 15,898 in Canada, 7,126 in Mexico, and 19,013 outside North America, the news site noted.

The Wall Street Journal's Market Watch wrote that customers are being guided to Chrysler dealers for free fuel-pump relay replacements starting Oct. 24, per the automotive giant.

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The malfunction may cause the troubled SUVs to: intermittently or permanently not start the first time, not stay running upon starting, or stall. The fuel pump may also stay energized upon vehicle shutdown, according to Chrysler.

Market Watch said this is the second large-scale recall for Chrysler this year. In June, the manufacturer recalled 696,000 minivans from 2008-2010 for ignition switch problems.

Some, like the Ralph Nader-founded advocacy group, Center for Auto Safety, felt Chrysler's new recall is inadequate because more than 5 million other vehicles have the same fuel pump power control modules, according to The Associated Press.

"Chrysler should recall them all," Clarence Ditlow, the Center for Auto Safety's executive director, told wire service Saturday.

Ditlow said the center filed a petition with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in August asking the agency to investigate the power system failures in Chrysler vehicles that could cause them to stall while being driven.

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Chrysler announced late last week it was recalling more than 230,000 SUVs globally because of serious fuel pump malfunctions that could cause the vehicles to stall.
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