Jun 11, 2010 5:28 PM by Chris Welty
WASHINGTON (AP) - Volkswagen AG is recalling nearly 16,000
Routan minivans to address fire concerns involving latches on the
The German automaker says the recall affects 2009 minivans,
which are jointly developed with Chrysler LLC and built at
Chrysler's Windsor, Ontario, plant.
Chrysler recently announced a recall of nearly 285,000 Dodge
Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country minivans because of fire
concerns inside the sliding doors.
Volkswagen spokesman Kerry Christopher said the automaker was
aware of "a couple of incidents" indicating overheating in the
minivans and the company contacted Chrysler when it received the
reports. No injuries or crashes have been reported.