FCA is advising owners of affected Dodge Grand Caravan, pictured, Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Journey models to remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key, until the switches can be fixed.
March 6, 2015 – 10:40 pm ET
WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling 702,578 SUVs and minivans to fix defective ignition switches that can unexpectedly turn off the engine, according to documents posted Friday by U.S. safety regulators.
The recall covers Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country minivans from 2008 to 2010 model years and Dodge Journey SUVs from 2009 to 2010.
The automaker is advising customers to remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key, until the switches can be fixed. If there is a key fob, it should also be removed, Fiat Chrysler said in documents posted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.