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US reopens Jeep, Dodge sun visor probe

Investigation found a short in the vanity lamp wiring could cause the vehicle's sun visors to burn.


DETROIT — The US government is reopening an investigation into Jeep and Dodge sun visors after reports that some caught fire even after a recall repair.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles recalled 895,000 2011-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos worldwide last summer after a government investigation found that a short in the vanity lamp wiring could cause visors to burn. FCA has been adding a plastic part to properly guide the wires.

FCA said the defect was only present in SUVs that were incorrectly reassembled after previous repairs.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it has reopened its investigation after receiving eight reports that visors caught fire even after the recall repair. No crashes or injuries related to the issue have been reported.

FCA says it’s co-operating with the investigation.

© 2015 The Associated Press

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