Jeep Grand Cherokees Recalled Due to Loose Electrical Connection

The issue can cause the vehicle to be disabled in traffic, increasing the risk of crash

Jeep Grand Cherokees Recalled Due to Loose Electrical Connection
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May 19, 2016

Chrysler has announced a recall for SUVs due to an issue adversely affecting the transmission.

The automaker is recalling certain model year 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles. The brake transmission shift interlock solenoid may have a loose electrical connection, which could result in a loss of solenoid function.

If the solenoid loses function, the transmission may lock in the "Park" or "Neutral" position when the vehicle comes to a stop, possibly rendering the vehicle disabled in traffic, increasing the risk of a crash.

The company believes that about 32,000 are affected by this problem.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the shifter assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on May 27, 2016.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Chrysler customer service at (800) 853-1403.