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NHTSA reopens probe into flaming Jeep and Dodge sun visors

Fiat Chrysler recalled 895,000 2011-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos last summer to address the problem



The 360-horsepower 2014 Dodge Durango R/T is part of the sun visor recall. PHOTO Chrysler

The 360-horsepower 2014 Dodge Durango R/T is part of the sun visor recall. PHOTO Chrysler

DETROIT—The U.S. government is reopening an investigation into Jeep and Dodge sun visors after reports that some caught fire even after a recall repair.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles recalled 895,000 2011-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos worldwide last summer after a government investigation found that a short in the vanity lamp wiring could cause visors to burn. FCA has been adding a plastic part to properly guide the wires.

FCA said the defect was only present in SUVs that were incorrectly reassembled after previous repairs.

But the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it has reopened its investigation after receiving eight reports that visors caught fire even after the recall repair. No crashes or injuries related to the issue have been reported.

FCA says it’s co-operating with the investigation.

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