Stellantis recalls Jeep Grand Cherokee, Wrangler over reduced visibility

Auburn Hills, MI  – March 4, 2024 – Stellantis (NYSE:STLA), which owns the Jeep brand, is recalling 199,143 plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) due to an issue with the windshield defrosting system, which may up the risk of a crash. 

The following models are affected by this recall: 

  • 2022 – 2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee 
  • 2021 – 2024 Jeep Wrangler

Recall summary  

Jeep PHEVs are controlled by a computer called the hybrid control processor (HCP) that receives inputs such as speed, and uses them to “manage the system energy” and control vehicles’ drivability. 

In the affected vehicles, an HCP software error may cause the windshield defrosting/defogging system to malfunction.   

Recall risks

The defect can reduce visibility when the vehicle is being driven in rain or snow, increasing the risk of a crash and injury. 

Other Stellantis recalls

The 2022–2023 Jeep Wrangler was part of 6,298 vehicles recalled in October 2023, over issues with the rearview camera and reverse lights, as reported.

In December 2023, Stellantis also recalled 32,136 2021–2023 Jeep Wrangler hybrids because of an increased risk of fire.

The repair

Dealers will update the HCP software free of charge. Stellantis will reimburse owners who paid for their own repairs free of charge.

Owners will receive letters with more information on April 5, 2024. 

Is your vehicle a part of this recall?

Almost 200,00 SUVs are affected by this Jeep windshield defroster recall. To do a Jeep recall check and see if yours is one of them, please use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

Joseph EstabilloStellantis recalls Jeep Grand Cherokee, Wrangler over reduced visibility

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