Stellantis (FCA US, LLC) is recalling certain 2021 to 2022 Jeep® Grand Cherokee L, as these vehicles may have been built with a missing weld from the seatback frame to the child seat tether anchorage. That means these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 225, “Child Restraint Anchorage Systems.”
The units affected are equipped with one of the following second-row seat configurations: 7-passenger 60/40 split-bench (sales code CF1) or 6-passenger bucket seats (sales code CAW). FCA US, LLC says that it accounts for 4,586 units built between Wednesday, October 13th, 2021, and Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022.
A missing weld may allow the child seat tether to separate from the seat frame during a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
FCA US will conduct a voluntary safety recall to inspect and, if necessary, replace the second-row seatback frame. The remedy for this condition is not currently available. Dealers will be notified of the launch of this safety recall by way of established communication methods. This recall is estimated to launch in Q2 of 2022.
• On March 2nd, 2022, the FCA US LLC (“FCA US”) Technical Safety and Regulatory Compliance organization
recognized a vehicle build issue existed on certain vehicles related to the child restraint upper tether anchorage system on second row seats, potentially not in compliance with FMVSS 225.
• On March 17th, 2022, FCA US determined, through the Vehicle Regulations Committee, to conduct a voluntary
safety recall of the affected vehicles.
Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the second-row seatback frame, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on Friday, May 13th, 2022. Owners may contact FCA US, LLC customer service at 1-800-853 1403. FCA US LLC’s number for this recall is Z24.
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.