Jeep has recently announced a massive recall for the Grand Cherokee and Commander models because of a problem with the transmission circuit boards.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 469,072 units of the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Commander SUVs will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers in order to get the problem with the transmission circuit boards fixed. The NHTSA says that approximately 295,000 units of the affected Jeep Grand Cherokee and Commander are in the U.S., 28,500 in Canada, 4,200 in Mexico and 141,000 outside the NAFTA region in markets like Australia or Europe.
The NTSA says that the circuit boards on the affected models can transmit compromised signals which can enable inadvertent shifts to neutral, increasing the risk of a crash or injury. Chrysler isn’t aware of any injury or accident related to this problem. The carmaker will notify owners and dealers will reprogram the transmission software free of charge. The affected vehicles are the 2005-2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the 2006-2010 Jeep Commander. For any questions on this recall you can contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403 or the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236.