Chrysler Recalling 700K Minivans for Potential Fire Hazards

Published 05/12 2014 07:40AM

Updated 05/12 2014 07:44AM

NBC News -- Chrysler is recalling an estimated 780,477 minivans after reports of overheating, including some fires, in power window vent switches.

The company said there were no reports of accidents or injuries related to the issue, but 36 incidents of overheating and an undisclosed number of fires.

The company, a unit of Fiat Chrysler, said it discovered the problem due to warranty claims and found exposure to moisture from rain, snow, car washes or beverage spills could cause a short circuit. Affected are certain Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country minivans from model years 2010 through 2014.

An estimated 644,850 were sold in the United States, 106,980 in Canada, 8,009 in Mexico and 20,638 elsewhere.

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