Jeep recalls 37,000 Grand Cherokees

  • May 16, 2016
The issue is related to a wiring harness that may cause the gear shifter to lock when stationary

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has recalled over 37,000 units of their flagship SUV, the Grand Cherokee, globally. This move has been taken to replace an improperly crimped wiring harness that is causing the gear shift to get locked in 'Park' or 'Neutral' when the vehicle comes to a complete stop and the respective gear is engaged. Owners have been requested to engage the handbrake while egressing the SUV.

This recall has affected approximately 32,267 units in the USA, 2,095 in Canada, 538 in Mexico and 2,472 outside the NAFTA region (North American Free Trade Agreement). According to the company, there have been no injuries so far and FCA will notify owners of the affected vehicles to schedule for replacement of the faulty part.

[caption id="attachment_87113" align="aligncenter" width="950"]2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT centre console File Photo: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT centre console[/caption]

Earlier this year, the car maker had recalled over eight lakh mid-size SUVs and full-size cars as drivers were not able to shift into 'P' before deboarding their vehicle.

In India, earlier this year, Jeep had showcased the Wrangler and the Grand Cherokee at the 2016 Auto Expo. These vehicles are expected to reach dealerships by mid this year according to the Indian arm of the manufacturer. Powering the Jeep Grand Cherokee in India would be a 3.0-litre, CRD Turbo, V6 diesel that would generate 242PS of max power and 570Nm of peak torque. This engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and will come in two trims namely Limited and Summit. Initially, Jeep will bring the vehicle as a Completely-Built-Unit (CBU) and later on, will assemble them at the Ranjangaon facility.

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