WASHINGTONChrysler Group L.L.C. is recalling 10,390 SUVs for tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) warning lights that may illuminate even when the vehicles' tires are within specifications for inflation.
The vehicles are all from model year 2014, according to the Dec. 2 recall acknowledgment letter the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) sent to Chrysler.
They include Chrysler Town and Country and Dodge Grand Caravan vehicles manufactured between March 20 and April 22, 2014, and Jeep Wrangler vehicles manufactured between March 21 and April 22, 2014.
Chrysler first reported the problem to NHTSA on Oct. 7, according to NHTSA. Because of a software error, the
TPMS on those vehicles may fail to locate the individual sensors while on the road.
In this case, the TPMS warning light will illuminate, even though the tires are within the TPMS inflation specifications, Chrysler told NHTSA.
If a tire actually lost pressure, the driver would not know the difference, Chrysler said.
Chrysler is replacing the TPMS modules in these vehicles free of charge and began notifying owners Nov. 28, NHTSA said.
Owners may call Chrysler's customer service line at 800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is P63.