DETROIT - U.S. safety regulators are adding the Dodge Durango to an investigation of ceiling fires in Jeep Grand Cherokees.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the probe now covers more than 593,000 SUVs from the 2011
through 2013 model years.
The agency says an analysis of
Chrysler data shows 52 possible fires and three injuries. Customers reported
minor overheating or flames. Investigators are focusing on an electrical short.
The Durango was added because it has
the same ceiling and visors as the Grand Cherokee.
The agency began the investigation in
August, focusing on 146,000 Grand Cherokees from the 2012 model year.
Investigators also added two model years to the probe. No recall has been
Chrysler says its engineers are doing their own inquiry
and helping the safety agency.