Recall roundup: Jeep Cherokee for power liftgate problem image

FCA US LLC has recently announced a new recall, covering a lot of units of the Jeep Cherokee.

According to the Fiat Chrysler Group, there are a total of 99, 436 units of the Jeep Cherokee which will have to be taken back to the dealers. The announcement has been made after an issue has been spotted with the power liftgate control modules and the related components, because of the moisture. Apparently there has been a unit which caught fire and it seems that the power liftgate modules in certain SUVs have been exposed to water.

“FCA US LLC is voluntarily recalling an estimated 99,436 SUVs in the U.S. to install shields that protect their power liftgate control modules, and related components, from moisture. FCA US LLC began an investigation after learning of a reported vehicle fire. The probe revealed power liftgate control modules in certain SUVs may be inadvertently exposed to water. This may cause a short-circuit, creating a fire hazard. However, the Company is unaware of any related injuries or accidents”, said FCA.

The total number of affected Jeep Cherokees stands at 99,436, with 13,195 in Canada, 2,406 in Mexico and the rest in the United States. The total recall estimation, with the vehicles sold outside the NAFTA region, is 164,003. Owners of the 2014 and 2015 model year Jeep Cherokee should contact their local dealership in order to find out more about this recall. FCA US Customer Information Center can be contacted at 1 800 853 1403.