Chrysler will recall nearly 700,000 vehicles, worldwide, to fix brake and electrical problems.
The first recall involves 365,398 Jeep Wranglers - built between May 15th, 2006 and August 9th, 2010 - which have a poorly designed braking system. During normal driving, the front fender liner can rub against brake lines. Over time, the rubbing could cause the brake lines to leak which would result in reduced stopping power.
The second recall affects 318,974 Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country minivans made between February and September 2007. These vehicles have improperly placed wiring, in the sliding doors, which can have the insulation stripped off them. If this happens, two stripped wires can touch each other and start a fire.
Beginning later this month, owners can have their vehicles repaired free of charge.