For its part, Chrysler said affected customers would be contacted and advised about when they can schedule repairs. In the interim, customers may visit dealers after May 14 to have the vent switches disconnected, eliminating the risk of overheating.
Affected are certain Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country minivans from model years 2010 through 2014, the company said. An estimated 644,850 were sold in the United States, 106,980 in Canada, 8,009 in Mexico and 20,638 outside of North America.
The company, which distributes Fiat vehicles in the United States, also said it is recalling 4,141 Fiat 500e electric cars to replace the power inverter module. The repair will prevent a slow coolant leak onto electrical components that can cause a short circuit and power loss while driving.