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Chrysler recalls 475,000 Jeeps for computer problem

May 11, 2013 at 5:34 PM   |   Comments

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., May 11 (UPI) -- Chrysler recalled 475,000 late model Jeeps, most in the United States, to fix an electrical problem that had vehicles shifting into neutral and rolling away.

The recall comes after more than two dozen Jeep owners reported the problem. A crack in the computer can cause the transmission to shift into neutral upon start-up. Owners with remote starters reported their Jeeps began rolling away when they used the starter.

Dealers will perform a software update in the Jeep's internal computer to fix the problem.

The Detroit News said the recall included Jeep Commanders made from 2006 to 2010 and Jeep Grand Cherokees made from 2005 to 2010.

The Auburn Hills, Mich.-based auto maker said 295,000 of the vehicles are in the United States, 28,500 are in Canada, 4,200 are in Mexico and 141,000 are located outside North America.

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