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Chrysler announces recall

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An important recall to announce.

Chrysler is recalling 469,000 Jeep SUVs worldwide because they can shift into neutral without warning on startup.

The recall affects 2005 to 2010 Grand Cherokees and 2006 to 2010 Commanders.

U.S. Safety regulators say cracks on a circuit board can cause a faulty signal as the vehicles are being started.

The vehicles can roll away if they shift into neutral.

Twenty-six crashes and at least two injuries are attributed to the problem.

Owners will be notified by Chrysler of the recall and dealers will update the computer software to take care of the problem.

The recall covers 295,000 vehicles in the U.S., 28,500 in Canada, and 4,200 in Mexico. The remaining 141,000 are outside North America.