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Published: Friday, 6/17/2011

Steering wheel problem prompts Chrysler recall


DETROIT — Chrysler Group LLC is recalling 11,351 cars, minivans, and other models because a manufacturing problem can cause the steering wheel to collapse improperly in a collision.

Chrysler told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration it doesn’t know of crashes or injuries. The recall affects 11 of 20 models Chrysler has on sale for the 2011 model year. Affected were Toledo-made Jeep Wrangler and Liberty and Dodge Nitro as well as the Chrysler 200 midsize sedan and convertible and Town and Country minivan, the Dodge Avenger midsize sedan, Caliber compact car, Caravan minivan, Journey crossover, and the Jeep Compass wagon and Patriot.

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