Chrysler Recalls 2.4L Jeep Cherokee Vehicles That Can Stall Due to Transmission Software Problem

the software does not properly coordinate various aspects of transmission operation

Chrysler Recalls 2.4L Jeep Cherokee Vehicles That Can Stall Due to Transmission Software Problem
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November 5, 2018

In about 86,053 model year 2019 Jeep Cherokee vehicles equipped with 2.4L engines, an improper transmission calibration may result in a vehicle stalling upon deceleration. A stall increases the risk of a crash.

What's the problem?

This recall affects 2019 Jeep Cherokee vehicles with 2.5L engines built from the start of production through October 15, 2018. A calibration in the transmission controller does not properly coordinate various aspects of transmission operation during deceleration, leading to the risk for a stall during deceleration.

On October 16, 2018, a transmission calibration change was implemented in production to fully address the concern. Similar vehicles built on and after October 16, 2018 were programmed with an updated transmission calibration and are not included in this recall.

What happens next?

Chrysler will notify owners and dealers will re-flash the transmission controller with a new calibration. The recall is expected to begin December 08, 2018.

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at (800) 853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is UA9.