Nearly 340000 Jeep Grand Cherokees recalled due to driving problems

Nearly 340,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees recalled due to driving problems

The automobile manufacturer FCA US (Stellantis) has initiated a recall of almost 340,000 vehicles of the Grand Cherokee model of the Jeep brand in the USA because a part of the steering wheel is defective and can lead to loss of control of the steering wheel. Vehicle.

“The group's routine review of a customer comment led to an investigation that determined the 2021 to 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Grand Cherokee L models were equipped with a defective torque screw,” FCA US said in a press release.

According to the US Highway Safety Agency (NHTSA) recall notice, this defect can ultimately cause the steering wheel to tip over and loss of control of the vehicle.

“FCA US has not received any reports of accidents or injuries related to this defect,” the manufacturer said.

“Motorists are likely to notice unusual noises or vibrations when going over bumps,” he said.

Owners of the 338,238 vehicles sold in the U.S. are advised to contact a dealer to replace this screw if it is defective, FCA US said, estimating that 1% of vehicles could be affected.

According to the NHTSA, the affected vehicles are the 2021-2023 Grand Cherokee L and the 2022-2023 Grand Cherokee.

The Stellantis Group was created in January 2021 from the merger of the French manufacturer Peugeot-Citroën (PSA) and the Italian-American Fiat Chrysler (FCA).