Fiat-Chrysler said that certain newer Grand Cherokee SUVs may have a problem with the shifter, which can get stuck.
FCA announced a voluntary recall for 32,267 SUVs in the United States to address a potential problem with the wire-harness terminal that may lose its electrical connection. If this happens, the car’s shifter may become locked in “Park” or “Neutral” once the vehicle comes to a full stop. The investigation started by the automaker has traced the cause as being the supplied wiring harnesses, some of which may have been incorrectly crimped, it said in the statement. There have been no incidents or accidents related to the fault and this campaign is unrelated to any previous recall.
The affected vehicles are certain model-year 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokees, while also subject to the safety announcement are an estimated 2,095 vehicles in Canada, 538 in Mexico and 2,472 outside the NAFTA region. The customers will be notified when they may schedule service and, by then, the company advises them to use the parking brake when leaving their vehicles. Some model year 2015-2016 Jeep Grand Cherokees are also part of another recall issued last month, as the left front brake caliper may crack due to the fact that it was made from the wrong material.
However, FCA’s biggest campaign in recent months involves 1.1 million cars and SUVs worldwide, because vehicles may roll away as drivers forget to select “park” when they exit, affecting some Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs, as well as model-year 2014-2015 cars.