By Jennifer Geiger on May 21, 2012
Chrysler is recalling 67,872 model-year 2010 Jeep Wrangler SUVs equipped with an automatic transmission, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
In the affected vehicles, debris could collect in the transmission skid plate, which is near the catalytic converter. The debris could catch fire, increasing the risk of injury.
Jeep will notify owners later this month, and dealers will replace the skid plate with a skid bar at no charge. Owners can call Chrysler at 800-853-1403 or NHTSA's vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 for more info.
Assistant Managing Editor Jennifer Geiger is a reviewer, car-seat technician and mom of three. She wears a lot of hats, many of them while driving a minivan. Email Jennifer