Monday, 30 May 2016
USA - FCA recalls the Jeep Cherokee to replace the half shafts after some were found to be prone to breakage.
FCA US LLC is voluntarily recalling an estimated 82 SUVs in the U.S. to replace their half-shafts.
A supplier advised FCA US of an inadvertent variation in its manufacturing process. Some of these may be subject to breakage and an investigation discovered they were installed on SUVs produced over 20-day period spanning September and October of 2015.
FCA US is unaware of any related injuries, accidents, customer complaints or warranty claims. Nor is the Company aware of any component failures.
Half-shafts accommodate propulsion by transmitting torque to a vehicle’s wheels.
Affected by this campaign are certain model-year 2016 Jeep Cherokee SUVs. Two additional trucks are subject to recall in Canada, along with an estimated 28 outside the NAFTA region.
Service availability is imminent. Affected customers will be advised when they may contact their dealers.
Customers with questions may call the FCA US Customer Care Center at 1-800-853-1403.