September 16, 2005

Chrysler recalls nearly 102,000 Grand Cherokees

DETROIT (Reuters) - The Chrysler arm of Germany's
DaimlerChrysler is recalling nearly 102,000 Jeep Grand
Cherokees from the 2005 model year because of a problem that
may trigger fires under the hood, U.S. federal safety
regulators said on Friday.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the
fire risk stemmed from increased transmission operating
temperatures and the potential purging of transmission fluid
into the engine compartment.

A total of 101,925 Grand Cherokees, equipped with 3.7 liter
engines and NAG1 automatic transmissions, are affected by the
recall, the agency said.