Jeep Recalls 331K Grand Cherokees for Rear Spring Risk

2022-2023 Grand Cherokee & 2021-2023 Grand Cherokee L Risk

A recent report issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) pinpointed Jeep Grand Cherokee’s as the sole target of a large-scale recall. An alarming 331,401 SUVs manufactured since 2021 are allegedly at risk for rear suspension spring failure. This potentially dangerous issue could cause the springs to come detached whilst driving. A highly concerning issue indeed.

The issue affects both standard Grand Cherokee and longer Grand Cherokee L variants, but does not include those with an air suspension system. As indicated in recall notice number 23V-413, the affected vehicles are a total of 114,302 regular Grand Cherokees and 217,099 Grand Cherokee Ls. The model years for the standard Grand Cherokee are 2021 to 2023, covering production dates from December 5, 2020 to May 31, 2023. For the Grand Cherokee L, the scope of the recall is slightly fewer models, commencing on May 17, 2021 until May 31, 2023.

What is the matter specifically? According to the recall, Jeep discovered that rear coil springs were possibly improperly installed during the affected production times. However, there was no information given regarding how the springs were erroneously set up, though an incident timeline indicated two customer service documents, two field records and 17 guarantee submissions potentially relevant to this issue. Fortunately, no injuries or mishaps have been reported in connection to this failure so far.

Beginning July 28, owners of potentially affected vehicles will receive direct notification. The dealerships received information commencing on June 8 pertaining to the needed repair. This requires a comprehensive evaluation of the rear suspension with any necessary fixes to the coil assembly being implemented.

This latest recall is the second for the Grand Cherokee L in merely six months. In December 2022, a software change concerning headlight operability resulted in the recall of a little over 37,000 cars. This new recall is by far bigger than before, and the largest of a series of recent Jeep recalls that have been published during the first half of 2023. A potential electrical difficulty led to a recall and park-outside advisory for nearly 132,000 Cherokee holders in May. Before that, around 60,000 Jeep Wranglers were recalled for the possibility of fuel tank ruptures.

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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