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FCA recalls 23 2017 Jeep JK Wranglers for brake switch glitch

By Tristan Tancredi, 14 Mar 2018 News

Jeep JK Wrangler

Small number of 2017 JK Wranglers recalled due to malfunctioning brake switches.

FIAT Chrysler Australia has issued a recall for a select number of 2017 Jeep JK Wranglers.

Just 23 JKs have been recalled due to the risk of malfunctioning vehicle brake switches. The VIN list of affected can be viewed here.

The ACCC recall report states: “A malfunctioning brake switch could allow the vehicle to be shifted out of Park without the brake pedal being depressed, and could cause the rear brake lamps to be continuously illuminated.

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“If the vehicle is shifted out of Park when the brake pedal is not depressed (and the ignition is in the Run mode) and/or the rear brakes are continuously illuminated it may increase the risk of a crash.”

A malfunctioning brake switch can be identified by the illumination of the manufacturer indicator lamp (MIL), an audible chime and illuminated brake lights.

FCA will contact owners of affected vehicles to organise free reparation at the nearest Jeep dealership.

In other recall news, Ford Rangers built from September 8, 2006 to August 1, 2011 – a total of 69,363 vehicles – were recently affected by the Takata recall fiasco. VIN list here.