Stellantis (FCA US, LLC) is issuing a recall for certain vehicle models due to a potential safety concern. The affected models include the 2022-2023 Jeep® Grand Cherokee (WL74), 2021-2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee L (WL75), and 2022-2024 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer (WS). This recall is being carried out because the Central Vision Park Assist Module (CVPAM) software may cause the rearview image to not display properly when the vehicle is put into reverse. As a result, these vehicles do not meet the requirements set forth by Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 111, which pertains to rear visibility.
The issue revolves around a CVPAM containing software that can intermittently block the camera signal from being displayed on the media screen under specific conditions. This may cause the rearview image not to appear when the driver attempts to use it while backing up. If this issue is ignored, there is a heightened risk of potential harm to individuals outside the vehicle if the driver backs up without confirming that it’s safe to do so.
|Recall Affected Units|
|Models:||Production Dates:||# Of Units Affected:|
|’21 – ’23 Grand Cherokee L||12/3/2020 – 8/4/2023||59,508|
|’22 – ’23 Grand Cherokee||5/17/2021 – 8/4/2023||60,164|
|’22 – ’24 Grand Wagoneer / Wagoneer||2/24/2021 – 8/4/2023||43,041|
Recall Chronology –
- On October 7th, 2022, the FCA US Technical Safety and Regulatory Compliance (“TSRC”) organization was notified of a potential issue related to the rearview backup camera sometimes not displaying the rearview image in some 2021-2023 MY Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Grand Cherokee L, 2022- 2023 MY Jeep Wagoneer and Jeep Grand Wagoneer vehicles.
- From October 2022 through June 2023, FCA US TSRC met with FCA US engineering to review the issue, understand the part design and failure mode, and determine the suspect population.
- On June 21st, 2023, the FCA US TSRC organization recognized a vehicle build issue existed on certain vehicles related to the rearview backup camera not displaying the rearview image, potentially causing noncompliance with FMVSS No.111.
- On August 7th, 2023, FCA US determined, through the Vehicle Regulations Committee, to conduct a voluntary safety recall of the affected vehicles.
As part of the recall remedy, authorized dealerships will update the software of the Central Vision Park Assist Module at no cost to the vehicle owners. Notification letters will be sent to affected owners starting October 3rd, 2023. For more information, owners can reach out to FCA US, LLC customer service at 1-800-853-1403 and reference recall number 56A.
Owners can also obtain information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) or by visiting the official NHTSA website at www.nhtsa.gov.