Jeep recalls Wrangler for fire hazard

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Jeep recalls Wranglers for fire risk

DETROIT — Chrysler is recalling nearly 87,000 Jeep Wranglers in the U.S., Canada and elsewhere for a fire risk.

The recall affects only certain Wranglers from the 2010 model year that have automatic transmissions, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in documents posted Saturday on its Web site.

Debris can get caught between a plate that protects the transmission and the catalytic converter, causing a fire.

A catalytic converter is part of the exhaust system and uses heat and precious metals to control pollution.

Chrysler will fix the problem free of charge by replacing the plate with a bar so debris cannot get caught. Recall work is expected to begin this month.

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