Chrysler Group LLC has issued a recall for the Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Description of Recall
Chrysler Group, LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured January 8, 2013, through August 20, 2013. Due to a disruption of computer communications and loose alternator ground wires, the affected vehicles may experience random ilLumination of multiple instrument cluster warning lights, loss of cluster ilLumination and loss of anti-lock brake system (abs) and electronic stability control (esc) function. Because of these conditions, the vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) no. 101, controls and displays, and no. 126, electronic stability control systems.
Severity of the Defect
A loss of abs and esc function reduces the driver’s ability to control the vehicle. Drivers would not be warned of brake system failures or any other failures which would be ilLuminated on the dashboard display. Either condition increases the risk of a crash.
Jeep’s Recommended Action
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the abs and instrument cluster module software and tighten the alternator ground wire, free of charge. The recall began on November 19, 2013. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Chrysler’s recall campaign number is n58.