FCA has issued its second recall this week, this time regarding 2014-2016 (KL) Jeep Cherokees built between February 4, 2013 and February 17, 2016.
According to the recall report (recall S41), “the wheel-flare protection spats on vehicles may not have been installed during the vehicle assembly process”.
The omission of wheel-flare protection spats means the vehicle doesn’t comply with Australian Design Rule 42/04 – General Safety Requirement.
This poses a risk for bystanders, as it increases the risk of debris flying towards them when the vehicle is at speed.
The last few months haven’t been great for FCA’s brands.
A recall was also issued earlier in the week for 2014-2015 (KL) Jeep Cherokees due to a wiring harness fault, which has the ability to cause a crash without warning.
In July, FCA recalled 2007-2010 JK Wranglers due to a clock spring that’s capable of ingesting dust, which can then compromise the driver’s airbag.
Owners of affected Cherokees will be notified by FCA Australia shortly. They’ll then have to take their rigs into a Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge dealership to get the wheel-flare spats installed.