Chrysler recalls 650,000 SUVs over visor light wiring, fire risk

Updated Jul 18, 2014

Some Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango vehicles may experience a short at the vanity lamp wiring after a service repair to the sun visor, headliner or while gaining access above the headliner. A “lack of care” during reassembly may result in an inoperative vanity lamp or a potential fire, so Chrysler Group is recalling 651,130 model year 2011-2014 vehicles for inspection and repair.

The official National Highway Traffic Safety Administration notice is summarized below, or it can be found here.


Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2011-2014 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured January 5, 2010, through December 11, 2013. In the affected vehicles, the wiring for the vanity lamp in the sun visor may short circuit, after a service repair is performed.


If the vanity lamp wiring shorts, there is an increased risk of fire.


Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and repair any damaged wiring, and install a new sun visor that properly routes the wire, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in August 2014. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler’s number for this recall is P36.


Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to