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Chrysler recalls 469,000 Jeep SUVs

Vehicles could shift to neutral, roll away

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    The 2006-2010 Jeep Commander, above, and the 2005-2010 Grand Cherokee have been recalled because they can shift to neutral on start-up without warning.

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    The 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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The 2006-2010 Jeep Commander, above, and the 2005-2010 Grand Cherokee have been recalled because they can shift to neutral on start-up without warning.

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DETROIT — Chrysler is recalling 469,000 Jeep sport utility vehicles worldwide because they can shift into neutral without warning on start-up.

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The 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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The recall affects 2005 to 2010 Grand Cherokees and 2006 to 2010 Commanders.

U.S. safety regulators say cracks in a circuit board can cause a faulty signal as the vehicles are being started. If the vehicles shift into neutral they can roll away.

Chrysler says the problem has caused 26 crashes and two injuries.

Chrysler will notify owners and dealers will update software to take care of the problem. Chrysler found cracks in a circuit board that turns the four-wheel-drive system on and off.

Repairs will be at no cost to owners. The recall covers 295,000 vehicles in the United States, 28,500 in Canada, and 4,200 in Mexico.

Chrysler also said it is recalling about 5,330 right-hand-drive 2008 to 2012 Jeep Wranglers to install dust shields to prevent dust buildup that could compromise airbag operation.

All of the vehicles, used mostly for rural mail delivery, are in the United States.

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