By Stephen Markley on June 7, 2010
Chrysler has issued a recall for 284,831 Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans from the 2008-2009 model years, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The recall affects vehicles built between February and September 2007, which may have a wire harness routed incorrectly. This may create a condition where the lower sliding door hinge bracket rubs against the wire insulation and wears through it.
This could cause a short circuit inside the sliding door, overheating the latch and potentially causing a fire.
Chrysler and Dodge dealers will inspect and repair the vehicles for free. Owners may contact Chrysler at 800-853-1403 or NHTSA’s hot line at 888-327-4236.