Chrysler Town & Country minivans can ignite on their ownAugust 11, 2020
The Chrysler Town & Country minivan is under investigation by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The fact is that due to the fault of the charging ports in the cabin of this car, three cases of spontaneous combustion were recorded.
According to the official website of the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2014 Chrysler Town & Country minivans, defective components can be installed, which can lead to spontaneous combustion. According to the foreign edition Automotive News, several minivan owners have already reported fires in their cars. It looks like the source could be USB charging hubs.
One minor injury is reported to have occurred due to the above cases.
According to the results of the investigation, the ports for charging passengers of the second and third rows, which are located on the driver’s side, became the sources of ignition. The US Office of Investigation of Defects has received three reports that suggest that the fires began in these ports. However, the specific causes of spontaneous combustion were not named. Likewise, no notice was issued to recall problematic cars.
There is currently no mention of the 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan minivan being equipped with self-igniting chargers. In 2014, Chrysler announced the start of a service company for the Grand Caravan and Town & County, which were released between 2010 and 2014. The problem was the vent window switch, which could overheat and possibly cause a fire. However, the switch is located in the armrest of the driver’s door at the front of the vehicle. It is reported that this time around, the problematic USB chargers may be in about 150,000 Chrysler Town & Country copies.
Not so long ago, our publication wrote that a large Chrysler Grand Caravan minivan will appear on the market. The large American Grand Caravan, which was previously sold under the Dodge brand, will now go on sale as a model from Chrysler. The production of new items will be established in Canada.
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