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Chrysler recalls 651,000
SUVs for mirror lights

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 7/11/2014 11:01:02 AM

New York - Chrysler says it is recalling 651,000 Jeep and Dodge SUVs in the U.S. because vanity mirror lights that have undergone repairs can short circuit and start a fire if not reassembled correctly. The recall is for certain 2011 to 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango models. Chrysler says it has seen the problem only in lighted sun visor mirrors that have been repaired. But as a precaution, it says the recall applies to all of the vehicles. The automaker says it knows of three injuries caused by the lighted mirror. Chrysler will contact customers and let them know when they can have the problem fixed.

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If your vehicle hasn´t been recalled, you may have won the office pool. s/o.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 7/11/2014 11:07:22 AM     (No. 9919751)

Vanity, vanity, thy name is woman.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 7/11/2014 11:17:57 AM     (No. 9919764)

I called the dealer. I figure on bringing in my Grand Cherokee to get all the recall items fixed at the same time. If I´m lucky, I´ll have the car back in time for a ski weekend over Christmas. /s off/

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Reply 3 - Posted by: M2, 7/11/2014 11:53:28 AM     (No. 9919831)

I haven´t bought an American car in decades because of the UAW. For a while a long time ago, the cars were good; the production lines were not union workers.

But once you get union workers running the show, they have no accountability, no reason to be certain their product is properly put together. It would be a lot different if each worker had to sign his name on each part of the assembly process.

As for the design, ditto. If engineers were properly-educated in better schools to look for possible problems, maybe we wouldn´t have millions of recalls across the automotive industry.

Make everyone sign their name to every phase of auto R&D. Watch how fast that will cut down recalls. That goes for every product made in America.

In short, where you have unions, you always have a lot of workers (not all) who don´t care about the product they put out. Why should they? They get paid no matter if they do a lousy job or not, and they can´t get fired without tremendous agita for the employer.

That´s why the Boeing resolution was such a joy to behold. Unions once had their legitimate functions. Not today.



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Reply 4 - Posted by: provide, 7/11/2014 12:05:50 PM     (No. 9919854)

I´ve had 2 Mercurys from the 1980s with those visors. Work like a charm to keep the wife busy.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Iraengneer, 7/11/2014 1:03:23 PM     (No. 9919925)

please read the article. It´s not particularly informative, but it does say that the recall deals with vanity mirror lights that have been repaired and perhaps not correctly reassembled.
If that means that repairs were undertaken after purchase, then the repairs were probably done at a dealership, not by UAW members on the line.
If the repairs were undertaken prior to the installation of the vanity mirrors, that would most likely mean repairs performed at the operation of the visor maker, that´s been my experience. Or even by the sub-supplier who makes the light kit. And, probably, those workers are not UAW members either.
My guess is the latter, as there would be records of dealership repairs and they wouldn´t need to issue a blanket recall for all.
After 30-some years as an engineer in manufacturing operations, most in automotive, I can tell you that most of the problems are not the line workers at the assembly plants. Some are, most are not. A huge number originate in the supplier base, and that is an issue in ALL the OEM´s that I´ve dealt with, US and transplant, because purchase decisions are largely driven by the beancounters who really run the place. GM in particular has been notorious for that forever, certainly was in 1984-90 when I was there. So don´t blame the assembly line workers for installing parts with invisible defects. Not their fault.

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