Auburn Hills, MI – June 24, 2023 – Stellantis (NYSE:STLA), which owns the Jeep brand is recalling 12,458 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee hybrids because they may shut down. The resulting loss of power ups the risk of a crash and injury. The recall comes on the back of multiple customer complaints.
All listed SUVs are plug-in hybrids fitted with a 2-liter engine and an electric motor. Their drive-related functions are managed by a computer called the hybrid control unit (HCU). Due to unknown reasons, the communication between the transmission and HCU may be lost. This may lead to the vehicle stalling with no warning.
Unexpected engine shutdown may cause a loss of motive power. In fact, leading up to the recall, the manufacturer received “seven customer assistance records, 10 warranty claims, and six field reports” about the stall.
No injuries or accidents have been reported.
Other Jeep recalls
Earlier this month, a large batch of Cherokee SUVs was recalled over a risk of fire, as reported.
Dealers will fix the issue by updating the engine’s software. This repair will be free of charge.
Owners should be notified on July 28, 2023.
Is your vehicle a part of this recall?
More than 12,000 SUVs are affected by this Jeep engine recall. To do a Jeep recall check and see if yours is one of them, please use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.