Stellantis (FCA US, LLC) is recalling a certain number of 2022 Jeep® Grand Cherokee (WL74) and Grand Cherokee L (WL75) vehicles, due to a software programming error that doesn’t relay information of any failure with the vehicle’s turn signals, if there was an issue. The issue means the vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard #108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.”
The turn signal flash rate on about 65 units of the above vehicles may be incorrect. A turn signal that flashes at the same rate designed to indicate a failed turn signal would not provide the driver notification of a failed turn signal lamp. This could cause a crash without prior warning.
The suspect period began on Wednesday, January 26th, 2022, when incorrect configuration parameters were introduced into vehicle production, and ended on the same day Wednesday, January 26th, 2022, when the correct configuration parameters were implemented in vehicle production. Supplier and vehicle production records were used to identify the suspect period.
Similar vehicles not included in this recall were built before or after the suspect period or were repaired prior to release from the production plant.
The total affected vehicles by this recall –
- 16 units – Jeep Grand Cherokee (WL74) two-row
- 49 units – Jeep Grand Cherokee L (WL75) three-row
- On Friday, January 28th, 2022, the FCA US LLC (“FCA US”) Technical Safety and Regulatory Compliance (“TSRC”)
organization was notified by the assembly plant that some 2022 MY Grand Cherokee and Grand Cherokee L
vehicles were built with an incorrect configuration parameter for the turn signal flash rate.
- On Tuesday, February 1st, 2022, the FCA US TSRC organization opened an investigation based on information that the turn signal flash rate was rapid.
- During February 2022, meetings were held between FCA US engineering and TSRC to better understand the
- During March 2022, FCA US TSRC, Engineering, Manufacturing, and Supplier Operations worked in
partnership to determine the suspect population.
- On Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022, the FCA US TSRC organization recognized a vehicle build issue existed on certain vehicles
related to the turn signal flash rate, potentially not in compliance with FMVSS No. 108.
- On Thursday, April 7th, 2022, FCA US determined, through the Vehicle Regulations Committee, to conduct a voluntary safety recall of the affected vehicles.
Dealers will update the body control module software, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed Friday, June 3rd, 2022. Owners may contact FCA US, LLC customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US, LLC’s number for this recall is Z35.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.