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Chrysler Recalls Almost 600,000 Vehicles

Chrysler is recalling almost 600,000 vehicles in connection with brake malfunctions, 'sticky' gas pedals, and even electrical fires, according to U.S. safety officials.
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Chrysler is recalling almost 600,000 vehicles in connection with brake malfunctions, "sticky" gas pedals, and even electrical fires, according to U.S. safety officials.

Five models are involved in the recalls, and their owners will receive notification about this from Chrysler this month.

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Chrysler informed safety regulators that up to 284,831 Chrysler Town and Country minivans, and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans for the model years 2008 and 2009 could have a problem with their electrical system, which could lead to short circuiting and fire.

Up to 288,968 Chrysler Jeep Wranglers for the model years 2007 to 2010 have been connected with leaking brake fluid, which could result in brake failures.

These latest recalls add to one reported at the end of last week for up to 25,336 Dodge Caliber and Jeep Compass vehicles for the 2007 model year in connection with "sticky" gas pedals.

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Chrysler says it will repair the vehicles for free.

-- Reported by Andrea Tse in New York

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