Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has recently issued a recall for several units of the Jeep Cherokee because of a problem with the static buildup disabling the windshield wipers.
According to the North American based company, there are approximately 200,000 units of the 2014 model year Jeep Cherokee vehicles affected by this recall and 158,671 are in the United States, 18,366 in Canada, 3,582 in Mexico and 26,049 units outside the NAFTA region. The carmaker is explaining that because of the static building up in dry conditions, if the wipers will be operated, the static could mess with the wipers’ control module, disabling them.
“Remedies are available, we are servicing vehicles and we encourage affected customers to contact their dealers,” says Scott Kunselman, Senior Vice President – Vehicle Safety and Regulatory Compliance. “It is imperative that all vehicles implicated by recalls are inspected and serviced, as required.”
The car manufacturer is currently unaware of any related injuries or accidents to this condition. The company’s dealers will be installing the ground strap to the control module in order to eliminate the potential for static buildup. The action will be performed free of charge to the owners who will be notified by the company. FCA hasn’t provided an exact recall schedule but for any extra details on the topic, owners of the above mentioned models can contact the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US Customer Information Center at 1 800 853 1403 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1 888 327 4236.