Chrysler recalls 683,000 vehicles; more supply chain woes

Chrysler is voluntarily recalling more than 683,000 vehicles worldwide because of faulty brake lines and sliding power doors. Last week, it recalled 25,000 vehicles for "sticky" gas pedals.

The recall club of Nissan, Toyota and General Motors has a new member.

Chrysler said on Monday that it is voluntarily recalling more than 683,000 vehicles worldwide because of faulty brake lines and sliding power doors.

Vehicles involved include 364,732 of its 2007 through 2010 Jeep Wrangler and 318,974 of its 2008 and 2009 Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans.

For the former, Chrysler said brake lines could come in contact with the lining of the inner fender and gradually reduce braking performance.

For the latter, interior wiring could potentially come in contact with the sliding power door, causing a short circuit and putting the vehicle at risk for fire.

The company said it's not aware of any accidents or injuries related to the issues.

The news comes just one week after Chrysler made a voluntary worldwide recall of 25,000 Dodge Caliber and Jeep Compass vehicles for a "sticky accelerator" pedal -- the same problem Toyota faced earlier this year.

The latest recall further demonstrates how automakers risk customer and reputational damage with a lack of oversight across their supply chain.

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