Auburn Hills, MI – November 13, 2021 – Stellantis (NYSE: STLA), which owns the Jeep brand, is recalling 7,082 of their 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L SUVs, whose high beams may be difficult to activate. The issue reduces visibility and increases the risk of an accident.
This Stellantis recall affects certain Jeep Grand Cherokees that are not equipped with “automatic high beams” which turn on and off by themselves as needed.
In these vehicles, drivers are not able to activate the high beams when the light switch is in the “Auto” position. The high beams can only be selected with the headlights in the “On” position. If the driver is not aware of that, he or she may have a hard time activating the high beams.
This issue was caused by an oversight during vehicle programming and affects “Body Controller Modules” with part number 68374988AA.
Drivers may have limited visibility with the Jeep auto high beams not working. This may prevent them from noticing potential obstacles and result in a crash, which increases the risk of an accident or injury.
Other Stellantis recalls
The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L cars are subject to another recall that was started in October because of faulty rearview cameras, as reported. It is not clear if there is any overlap between the two recalls.
Dealers will reprogram the module with updated software to correct this Jeep Grand Cherokee automatic high beams’ issue. Notifications about the repair will be sent to vehicle owners around December 3, 2021.
Is your vehicle part of this recall?
This Jeep Grand Cherokee recall includes more than 7,000 vehicles. Do a Jeep recall check to see if yours is one of them by using MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.