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Jeep has recently announced a recall for several 2014 Grand Cherokee SUVs in Australia, because of some electrical issues.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) says that the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee recall is part of a wider international recall which is affecting approximately 91, 559 units in the United States and 7, 800 units in Australia. Owners of the affected SUVs will have to take a trip back to the dealers because of some electrical issues, which will manifest in failing illumination of the dashboard warning lights or the loss of the ESC (Electronic Stability Control) or ABS (Anti-lock Braking System).

“Drivers would not be warned of brake system failures or any other failures which would normally be illuminated on the dashboard display. This poses a hazard to the driver and other road users”, said the notice released by the ACCC.

A total of 7,800 units of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee will be affected by this recall in Australia and the carmaker is currently unaware of any accidents, injuries or problems related to the ABS or ESC issues. The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee is taking its power from a 3.6L V6 petrol unit, with 210 kW and 347 Nm of torque, from a 3.0L V6 turbo diesel, with 184 kW and 570 Nm of torque, from a 5.7L V8 HEMI with 259 kW and 520 Nm of torque or from a 6.4L V8, producing 344 kW and 624 Nm of torque, in the SRT version.