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98ZJ SFD 10-25-2013 12:38 PM

Keep an Eye on Your Doors
 
Just saw this online and figured I'd share.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/...0IF0ZO20131025

Stang977 10-25-2013 12:56 PM

Woah!!:eyebulge:

Thanks for the heads up! Fire extinguisher going in this weekend.......

98ZJ SFD 10-25-2013 01:05 PM

I keep one in the cargo area anyway but may move it a tad closer to me... :)

ArcticWC 10-25-2013 06:45 PM

what the heck is lighting on fire? Some window/lock electrical component, I suppose. Wish there was a little more information there.

Arctic Winter Chill would just extinguish the fire right? :confused:

Gageraid 10-25-2013 08:33 PM

Wow.
Definitely wish there was more information, too.
Wonder if they'll figure it out and let us know.

MyJKU14 10-26-2013 01:49 PM

I read that it was friction in the window switch that could start them on the 2012's... I hadn't read much about it occurring in other years and it's only been a few vehicles so far.

98ZJ SFD 10-29-2013 08:06 AM

Here's a bit more information.

http://www.autoblog.com/2013/10/29/j...res/#continued

Date Investigation Opened: OCT 21, 2013
Date Investigation Closed: Open
NHTSA Action Number: PE13034
Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
All Products Associated with this Investigation
Details
1 Associated Document
Manufacturer: Chrysler Group LLC
SUMMARY:
The Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) has received two reports from consumers alleging the driver's door caught fire in the area of the driver's master power window switch (MPWS). The consumers report a burning odor and smoke coming from the driver's door followed by visible flames. In both instances, the driver had to stop the vehicle and exit through the passenger side to egress the vehicle. In addition to the fire, consumers reported erratic function of the windows and door locks resulting in them activating on their own while the fire was occurring. According to a complainant, one of the vehicles caught fire a second time after it was repaired. Both incidents resulted in disablement of the vehicle that required towing. NHTSA is opening this investigation to evaluate the scope, frequency, and consequence of the alleged defect. The ODI reports cited above can be reviewed at http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/owners/SearchNHTSAID under the following identification (ODI) numbers: 10504021 and 10459029.

ArcticWC 05-20-2014 08:45 PM

any other news on this topic? Chrysler has a similar tsb out for for Town and Country and Grand Caravan rear vent window switches. No reports of fires, just burning smells. So far their fix is to disconnect that switch.


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