Jeep has issued a recall for certain models of the new Grand Cherokee generation, because of some problems with the software and electrical wiring.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 91,559 units of the Jeep Grand Cherokee, from the new generation, will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers in order to get the problems fixed. The NHTSA says that in the affected vehicles, the software and electrical wiring have some flaws and these could influence the electronic stability control, the anti-lock brake system and others.
“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”, as the NHTSA is saying in its recall bulletin.
Because of these problems, the driver’s ability to control the vehicle might be significantly reduced, increasing the risk of a crash and injury. Owners of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee will be notified of this recall later on this month. If you want to find out more about the recall, you can contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753 or the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236.