Chrysler Recalls Jeep Wranglers That Could Experience a Loss of Steering Responsiveness

The intermediate steering shaft may not have been properly welded during manufacturing

Chrysler Recalls Jeep Wranglers That Could Experience a Loss of Steering Responsiveness
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June 26, 2018

Do you own a Jeep Wrangler? Listen up! Your Jeep could be included in a new recall from Chrysler.

The automaker is recalling certain model year 2018 Wrangler vehicles due to a steering issue.

What's the problem?

The intermediate steering shaft on the affected vehicles may not have been properly welded during the manufacturing process, causing a split where the external spline is formed.

If the weld seam splits, the steering wheel may lose center positioning, leading to a loss of steering responsiveness and increasing the risk of a crash.

What happens next?

Owners of the recalled Jeep Wrangler vehicles will be notified by Chrysler beginning in mid-July 2018. Jeep dealers will then inspect and, as necessary, replace the intermediate steering shaft, free of charge.

To find out more about this recall or the repair process, contact Chrysler customer service at (800) 853-1403.

The reference number for this recall is U48.