Chrysler Recalling 248,000 Vehicles

March 3, 2011
Automaker cites engine-shutoff hazard in crossover wagon and minivans.

Chrysler Group LLC has issued a recall for more than 248,000 vehicles due to an issue with the ignition system.

The recall affects certain 2010 Dodge Journey crossover wagons and Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country minivans.

"Some vehicles may experience inadvertent ignition-key displacement from the run-to-accessory position while driving, causing the engine to shut off," the automaker reported on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's website.

Chrysler dealers will replace the ignition-key modules free of charge, beginning in April. Affected vehicle owners may contact Chrysler at 800-853-1403.

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Josh Cable | Former Senior Editor

Former Senior Editor Josh Cable covered innovation issues -- including trends and best practices in R&D, process improvement and product development. He also reported on the best practices of the most successful companies and executives in the world of transportation manufacturing, which encompasses the aerospace, automotive, rail and shipbuilding sectors. 

Josh also led the IndustryWeek Manufacturing Hall of Fame, IW’s annual tribute to the most influential executives and thought leaders in U.S. manufacturing history.

Before joining IndustryWeek, Josh was the editor-in-chief of Penton Media’s Government Product News and Government Procurement. He also was an award-winning beat reporter for several small newspapers in Northeast Ohio.

Josh received his BFA in creative writing from Bowling Green University, and continued his professional development through course-work at Ohio University and Cuyahoga Community College.

A lifelong resident of the Buckeye State, Josh currently lives in the Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland. When the weather cooperates, you’ll find him riding his bike to work, exercising his green thumb in the backyard or playing ultimate Frisbee.  

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