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post #1 of 12 Old 10-25-2013, 01:38 PM Thread Starter
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Keep an Eye on Your Doors

Just saw this online and figured I'd share.

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


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post #2 of 12 Old 10-25-2013, 01:56 PM
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Woah!!

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

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post #3 of 12 Old 10-25-2013, 02:05 PM Thread Starter
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I keep one in the cargo area anyway but may move it a tad closer to me...

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post #4 of 12 Old 10-25-2013, 07:45 PM
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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?
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post #5 of 12 Old 10-25-2013, 09:33 PM
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Wow.
Definitely wish there was more information, too.
Wonder if they'll figure it out and let us know.
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post #6 of 12 Old 10-26-2013, 02:49 PM
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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.

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post #7 of 12 Old 10-29-2013, 09:06 AM Thread Starter
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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
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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.

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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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post #9 of 12 Old 10-06-2016, 09:58 PM
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Here's a follow up on the report of 2012 Jeep Liberty door fires. Copied and pasted this info.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is closing its investigation of certain Jeep vehicles for a potential fire risk without seeking a recall.

The investigation of 104,000 Jeep Liberty SUVs will conclude without a recall being requested of Chrysler by NHTSA after reports of door fires linked to the driver’s side power master window switch were reported. During the course of the investigation, the agency determined that one of the complaint fires was unlikely to have been caused by a switch failure after evidence indicated the fire started in the dash opposite the door panel area.
Only one confirmed fire report is believed to be linked to the switch and in total, there are 265 warranty claims for power master switches for all the vehicles that used it. According to NHTSA, “the overall failure rate for the (switch) which used in a large population of vehicles, appears to be low, and the failure rate for those that resulted in fires is even lower. Additionally the data does not indicate a trend, climatic, or regional effects indicative of an actionable defect issue.”
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post #10 of 12 Old 10-07-2016, 05:47 AM
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Funny how this just popped up because I have been noticing that my D/s window switch has not been functioning properly.

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post #11 of 12 Old 10-11-2016, 02:28 PM
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Mine has just started acting up to. Goes down fine but sometimes the switch doesn't work properly going up.

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post #12 of 12 Old 10-13-2016, 05:18 PM
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Originally Posted by TJ's02TJ
Mine has just started acting up to. Goes down fine but sometimes the switch doesn't work properly going up.
Exactly what mine is doing.

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