Documents by the U.S. safety regulators which were posted on Friday, state that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling more than 700,000 SUVs as well as minivans so as to fix their defective ignition switches which according to the U.S. safety regulators can lead to the engine of the car turning off unexpectedly.
The recall by Fiat Chrysler covers the Chrysler Town and Country minivans from 2008 to the year 2010 model as well as the Dodge grand Caravan and Dodge Journey SUVs from 2009 to the year 2010.
Before the ignition switches have been fixed the company maker is advising its customers to ensure that all their items which are on their key rings have been removed, leaving the ignition key only.
In documents which were posted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration customers have been requested by Fiat Chrysler to also remove the key fob in an event that it is presence.
According to Fiat Chrysler certain road conditions as well as a jarring event may lead to the ignition switch of the car to move into the accessory or off position and as a result the engine might end up being turned off thus disabling the power steering as well as power brakes and the cars airbags.
The defective ignition switches for minivans from the 2008 to 2009 model years as well as the SUVs will be replaced by experts starting April and for those from the 2010 model years the replacing exercise will begin in August.