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Jeep Grand Cherokees recalled due to fire risk

DaimlerChrysler AG said Monday that it was recalling about 111,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees after receiving reports of overheating and fires in heated seats.
/ Source: The Associated Press

DaimlerChrysler AG said Monday that it was recalling about 111,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees after receiving reports of overheating and fires in heated seats.

The automaker said it had received 32 complaints of the front seat electric heater element overheating or leading to a fire. DaimlerChrysler spokesman Max Gates said the automaker knew of a few cases of injuries but did not have an exact number.

DaimlerChrysler does not know of any crashes resulting from the defect, Gates said.

The recall involves the 2003-2004 model years of the Grand Cherokee sport utility vehicle with heated seats.

Owners are expected to receive letters about the recall in July.