A Jeep Cherokee recall has been ordered for greater than 82,500 SUVs to forestall them from unintentionally rolling away.
The recalled 2014-2017 Jeep Cherokees are geared up with two-speed energy switch models (PTUs) which will transfer between the “differential enter splines and the transmission output shaft could trigger some enter spline enamel to put on off, which can finally trigger a lack of engagement between the transmission and the differential contained in the PTU.”
This can block energy from being transferred between the entrance wheels and the transmissions, inflicting a lack of motive energy whereas the Cherokees are in movement. As well as, the PARK perform will not work when the Cherokee is stationary.
A lack of motive energy is a harmful situation, and a lack of the PARK perform could cause the Cherokee to abruptly roll away.
Fiat Chrysler (FCA US) opened an investigation in February primarily based on studies alleging autos have been dropping their PARK capabilities and dropping motive energy whereas in movement. Chrysler sellers reported the most typical restore was the substitute of the PTU.
Engineers reviewed guarantee claims associated to PTU replacements and located failures of the differential enter splines.
The automaker discovered of 829 guarantee claims which had been filed previous to Might 28, 2020, and one individual says the issue induced a crash. Nonetheless, Chrysler would not know of any accidents brought on by the PTU issues.
In accordance with Chrysler, about 67,248 Jeeps are affected within the U.S., greater than 13,600 are recalled in Canada, 716 are recalled in Mexico and practically 10,000 are affected exterior North America.
FCA can be recalling about 2,669 two-speed PTUs offered as substitute components.
FCA says sellers will flash software program that can allegedly keep propulsion by partaking rear-wheel-drive and the parking brakes shall be activated if a failed enter spline happens. The software program replace will even guarantee warning lights shall be illuminated if the enter splines fail.
The Jeep Cherokee recall is anticipated to start July 31, 2020.
Homeowners could contact FCA at 800-853-1403 and use recall quantity W47.