This past week, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) announced a recall for 2019 Jeep Cherokee models equipped with the 2.4-liter Tigershark four-cylinder engine. According to FCA, 86,053 vehicles are affected by the recall.
According to documents, the Transmission Control Module (TCM) on about 86,000 of the above vehicles
may have been built with a transmission calibration that did not properly coordinate various aspects of transmission operation during deceleration, leading to the risk for a stall. An engine stall while driving can cause a vehicle crash without prior warning.
FCA will inspect the software level of the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) and if necessary, reprogram the PCM and inspect the software level of the Transmission Control Module (TCM) and if necessary, reprogram the TCM.
FCA will notify owners, and dealers will re-flash the transmission controller with a new calibration, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 08, 2018. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403.
FCA also stated in the documents, that some of the affected vehicle are still on dealer lots. They have notified dealers already.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov.
Mfr’s Report Date: October 19, 2018
NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V-739
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Potential Number of Units Affected: 86,053
Chrysler(FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2019 Jeep Cherokee vehicles equipped with 2.4L engines. Improper transmission
calibration may result in a stall.
A vehicle stall can increase the risk of crash.