Stellantis North America (FCA US, LLC) is recalling approximately 36,929 units in the United States (1,300 units in Canada) of its all-new 2021 Jeep® Grand Cherokee L (WL75). The recall states that vehicles equipped with a smart lighting module (“SLM”) may have received an incomplete software update which could result in one or both headlamps being inoperable.
The suspect period began on December 3rd, 2020, when the first vehicle was built with an SLM that may have received an incomplete software update and ended on July 27th, 2021, when vehicles were built with correct SLM software. The suspect period was determined using vehicle production records. Similar vehicles not included in this recall were built either before or after the suspect period or were built with SLMs with the complete and correct software.
Inoperable headlamps may result in reduced visibility for the driver, which can cause a vehicle to crash without prior warning.
Recall Chronology –
- On November 17th, 2021, FCA US LLC (“FCA US”) Technical Safety and Regulatory Compliance recognized an
incomplete SLM software updates existed on certain vehicles resulting in one or both headlamps being
inoperable, potentially not in compliance with FMVSS No. 108.
- On December 2nd, 2021, FCA US determined, through the Vehicle Regulations Committee, to conduct a
voluntary safety recall of the affected vehicles.
Dealers will update the SLM software on vehicles on those affected vehicles, free of charge. Owners may contact FCA US, LLC customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US, LLC’s number for this recall is Y72.
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
This is the fourth recall in three months for the all-new 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L, including a previous headlight recall.
Those who are already Grand Cherokee L owners or fans of the all-new Grand Cherokee (WL), be sure to visit our dedicated Grand Cherokee (WL) website WLJeepForum.com.