China’s quality watchdog said on Monday that it has urged Chrysler Group LLC to fix defects in imported Jeep Wrangler sport-utility vehicles that it said pose a high risk of catching fire, the Wall Street Journal reported. Mainland authorities had banned imports of the model in 2011 because of fire risks associated with the SUV’s gearboxes. At the time Chrysler took steps to fix the problem and imports resumed, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine said. But despite these corrective measures by Chrysler, recent tests show the problem persists, the quality watchdog was quoted as saying. It added that the risk of fire is still “at a high level.” A spokesman for Chrysler told the Journal that the company is “committed” to working with the Chinese regulator.
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