2011 Chrysler Recall Affects Thousands of Makes and Models: The Facts

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The 2011 Chrysler recall is officially on. More than 11,000 vehicles are being recalled for a serious problem! And, the list of recalled vehicles is not a short one! So, is your Chrysler car on the dreaded list?

File:Chrysler.svgSeveral variants of the 2011 Jeep Wrangler, Liberty, Compass and Patriot; the Dodge Journey, Avenger, Nitro and Caliber, and the Chrysler Town & Country and 200 sedan and convertible are being recalled due to defective steering columns that could compromise drivers during a “front-end crash.”

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) believes that “a missing or incorrectly installed rivet” might “compromise the ability of the steering column to support the occupant loads” during a front-end crash. That problem could lead to injuries and lawsuits no less.

Apparently, the flawed vehicles were produced in the Toledo Machining Plant in Ohio. They were built “between mid-April and mid-May.” So, guess who gets blamed for the defective part, the workers! Chrysler stated that new employees at the Toledo plant mixed components that had been “rejected as faulty.”

So, blaming the new hires is an easy thing to do but how does that affect Chrysler’s image? Sure, new workers need training and an eye for detail. However, if they were able to mix up components for 11,000 vehicles of all models, what does that say about Chrysler?

Readers, share your thoughts. Who is really to blame for this recall?

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