All-Wheel-Drive Jeep Cherokees Recalled Due to Risk of Halfshaft Assembly Failure

If the halfshaft bearing cage breaks, the halfshaft may not be able to transmit engine power, causing a loss of drive

All-Wheel-Drive Jeep Cherokees Recalled Due to Risk of Halfshaft Assembly Failure
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August 15, 2018

Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2018 Jeep Cherokee all-wheel-drive vehicles.

What's the problem?

The bearing cage for the right front halfshaft assembly on the affected Cherokees may not have been properly heat treated, possibly resulting in the bearing cage breaking and a potential halfshaft assembly failure.

If the halfshaft bearing cage breaks, the halfshaft may not be able to transmit engine power, causing a loss of drive or it can allow the vehicle to move while in the 'Park' position. Either condition may increase the risk of a crash.

What happens next?

Owners of the recalled Jeep Cherokees will be notified by Chrysler beginning in mid-September 2018. Local Jeep dealers will then replace the front right halfshaft assemblies, free of charge.

Vehicle owners with additional questions or concerns about this recall can reach Chrysler customer service at (800) 853-1403.

Chrysler's reference number for this recall is U78.