NHTSA opens investigation of 2014 & 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokees



The Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) has received 14 complaints alleging that after being placed in Park the subject vehicles have then rolled away from their parked position. The unintended motion has occurred with both the engine off and the engine running.

The model year 2014 and 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles are equipped with an electronic gear selector (shift-by wire system). The gear selection is made by pressing the shifter-paddle forward or backwards; the shifter does not move along a gate path as with conventional gear selectors.

A Preliminary Evaluation has been opened to assess the scope, frequency, and safety-related consequence of the alleged defect.

Chrysler recalls 2005-2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles over transfer case electrical failure

Chrysler Group LLC is recalling certain model year 2005-2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured February 11, 2004, through March 9, 2010; and 2006-2010 Jeep Commander vehicles manufactured January 31, 2005, through March 10, 2010. A transfer case electrical failure may result in an unintentional shifting of the transfer case into the neutral position.

If the vehicle shifts into neutral, it may roll away increasing the risk of a crash or personal injury.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will re-flash the final drive controller which governs the transfer case, with new software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in June 2013.