FCA has introduced a voluntary recall concerning sure items of the Jeep Cherokee, from the 2014 to 2017 mannequin years.
In accordance with the knowledge launched by the automaker, the affected SUVs have to have their transmission software program up to date, because the driveline connection might slip underneath sure circumstances. Drivers might expertise a lack of propulsion and so they gained’t be capable to have interaction ‘Park’ anymore, when the car is stationary.
“Ought to the above driveline failure happen, a warning lamp will illuminate within the car’s instrument cluster and the up to date software program will ship propulsion by participating rear-wheel drive as wanted”, the corporate famous. “And may ‘Park’ not have interaction as supposed, the software program will even assist safe the car by robotically making use of its parking brake.”
FCA is conscious of 1 accident associated to this situation, with no accidents. Moreover, they’ve obtained 829 guarantee claims and three subject reviews which are probably tied to the difficulty.
A complete of 67,248 Cherokees are included on this safety campaign within the U.S. market, alongside one other 13,659 in Canada, 716 in Mexico and 9,940 outdoors the NAFTA area. All of them have been constructed between April 14, 2014, and October 10, 2016, and are geared up with the two-speed Energy Switch Unit (PTU), as autos with a single-speed PTU should not affected.
Each supplier and proprietor notifications are scheduled for July 31, and those that have already repaired their rides independently can be reimbursed after sending the unique receipt and/or different proof of fee to FCA in an effort to verify the expense.
Homeowners can attain out to the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236 or FCA at 1-800-853-1403, utilizing the W47 reference quantity, with query they could have on the subject.