DETROIT – Federal regulators say Chrysler is recalling nearly 600,000 Jeep Wranglers and Chrysler and Dodge minivans for brake or wiring problems.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on its website Monday that Chrysler is recalling 288,968 Jeep Wranglers from the 2006 through 2010 model years due to a potential brake fluid leak.
Chrysler also is recalling 284,831 Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country minivans from the 2008 and 2009 model years because a wiring problem can cause a fire inside the sliding doors.
On the Jeeps, the front inner fender liners can rub against the brake fluid tubes and cause a leak. NHTSA said the leak could result in partial loss of brakes.
NHTSA says a door hinge can wear through the minivans’ wire insulation.