Recall Roundup: Dodge, Jeep, Chevy, Mitsubishi

2006 Jeep Liberty

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 43,800 model-year 2006 Dodge Viper sports cars and Jeep Wrangler and Liberty SUVs manufactured from July 1, 2005, to July 31, 2006

The Problem: Springs within the clutch pedal position switch that prevent the vehicle from starting unless the clutch pedal is pushed may break. As a result, the vehicle may not start when the clutch pedal is pushed down, or the engine may crank and start without the clutch being pushed. This could cause the vehicle to lurch unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Dealers will replace the clutch ignition interlock switch free of charge.

What Owners Should Do: Parts are not yet available, but Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will notify owners of the issue in June and notify them again when parts are available. Owners can call FCA at 800-853-1403 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236 for more information.

Chevrolet

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 3,600 model-year 2013 Chevrolet Malibu sedans manufactured April 10, 2012, to Aug. 2, 2012

The Problem: The transmission gear selection indicator may not illuminate, which fails to comply with federal motor vehicle safety standards and increases the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Dealers will replace the transmission gear selection control module for free.

What Owners Should Do: General Motors began notifying owners on April 20. Owners can call Chevrolet at 800-222-1020 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236 for more information.

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Vehicles Affected:  Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2009-2011 Lancer vehicles manufactured March 16, 2009, to March 30, 2011, 2010-2011 Lancer Sportback vehicles manufactured June 17, 2009, to December 1, 2010, 2010-2011 Lancer Evolution vehicles manufactured July 14, 2009, to January 7, 2011, 2009-2011 Outlander vehicles manufactured February 10, 2009, to June 22, 2011, and 2011 Outlander Sport vehicles manufactured August 26, 2010, to November 19, 2010. In the affected vehicles, the blower motor may fail.

The Issue: Failure of the blower motor may reduce the performance of the windshield defroster, diminishing the driver’s visibility and increasing the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Mitsubishi will notify owners, and dealers will replace a suspect blower motor, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Mitsubishi customer service at 1-888-648-7820. Mitsubishi’s number for this recall is SR-15-003.:

What To Do: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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