I’m home for a few weeks in rural Connecticut, and when I’m home, I drive what car’s available here. Me mumsie drives a 2010 Wrangler, and I get to romp around in the vehicle when it’s not in use.
So it caught my attention when I saw that Chrysler is recalling exactly 67,782 2010 Jeep Wranglers because they pose a fire risk. Here’s what’s causing the flammable situation:
All Wranglers with an automatic transmission have a transmission skid plate. The skid plate lies close to the catalytic converter, and this plate can collect debris. Since the plate is close to the converter and the debris collects down there, there’s a potential for the sucker to light up without warning. And once that happens…look out engine, fuel line, fabric seats and soft top.
The recall is voluntary, and Chrysler will replace the skid plate with a new skid bar, should you deem it necessary.
In kind of related news, one of the reason’s I’m home is for weddings out this way. On Friday, my lovely cousin was married, and her Justice of the Peace had a few great lines that need to be communicated to the reading public. He referred to the bride and groom as blankets for each other (a metaphor I disagree with), accidentally said “breast” when trying to say “blessing” (it came out as, “now I give this “breasti..uh, blessing”), and then remarked on how lovely it is entering “the pink cloud of love.”
You can’t make this stuff up.
Come on baby, light my Wrangler on fire. Or let CarWoo! light your car buying on fire. Click here to enter the great pink cloud of car love.