Chrysler Recall of Certain Model Year 2012 Chrysler Vehicles

Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)—October 1, 2011.

Summary:  Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2012 Chrysler vehicles, including 200 and Town and Country models, Dodge vehicles, including Charger, Durango, Grand Caravan and Journey models and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured from August 31, 2011, through September 13, 2011, that are equipped with 3.6l engines.  These engines may experience connecting rod bearing failure due to debris inside the engine block.

Consequence:  Connecting rod failure may lead to engine seizure which may increase the risk of a crash.

Remedy:  Chrysler will notify owners and replace the engine free of charge.  The Safety Recall is expected to begin during October 2011.  Owners may contact Chrysler at 800-853-1403.

Notes:  This is Chrysler Safety Recall number l33.  Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236 (TTY 800-424-9153), or go to