The recall affects all 2005 to 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokees and 2006 to 2010 Jeep Commanders.
U.S. safety regulators say the vehicles can shift into neutral without warning on startup, causing the SUV to roll away.
Chrysler says the problem has caused at least 26 crashes and two injuries.
The company is in the process of notifying owners and dealers, repairs will be made at no cost.
The recall covers some 469,000 Jeeps, including 295,000 vehicles in the U.S.
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