Chrysler, Saab and Harley-Davidson issue recalls

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Chrysler

NEW YORK — Chrysler says it is recalling 651,000 Jeep and Dodge SUVs in the U.S. because vanity mirror lights that have undergone repairs can short circuit and start a fire if not reassembled correctly.

The recall is for certain 2011-14 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango models. Chrysler says it has seen the problem only in lighted sun visor mirrors that have been repaired, but, as a precaution, will apply the recall to all the vehicles.

Chrysler will contact customers and let them know when they can have the problem fixed.

Harley-Davidson

Harley-Davidson has recalled 66,241 motorcycles because of concerns the front brakes might engage unexpectedly.

The country’s largest motorcycle manufacturer reported to the National Highway Safety Traffic Safety Administration that certain touring motorcycles outfitted with ABS braking systems could experience sudden braking and front wheel lock-up.

Affected models are FLHTK, FLHTKSE, FLHTKSHRINE, FLHTCU, FLHTCUTC, FLHTP, FLHX, FLHXS, FLHXSHRINE, FLHR, FLHRC, FLHP and FLHRSE touring machines.

Harley said the sudden braking incidents were caused by front brake lines getting trapped between the fuel tank and the frame, increasing the brake line pressure. Its national dealer network will correct the problem at no cost.

Saab

DETROIT — General Motors is recalling 28,789 Saab convertibles because the driver’s seat belt retractor can break. The recall involves the 2004-11 model years.

GM says if the retractor breaks, the seat belt will immediately loosen and won’t work properly.

GM will contact owners and dealers will replace the retractors for free. GM owned Saab when many of the vehicles were made.

– Associated Press


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