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Jeep Cherokees Recalled for Half-Shafts

May 31, 2016

Photo of Jeep Cherokee courtesy of FCA US.
Photo of Jeep Cherokee courtesy of FCA US.

FCA US is recalling an estimated 82 2016 model-year Jeep Cherokee SUVs in the U.S. to replace their half-shafts.

The automaker said the problem is tied to a supplier’s inadvertent variation in its manufacturing process. Some of the half-shafts may be subject to breakage.

Half-shafts accommodate propulsion by transmitting torque to a vehicle’s wheels.

An FCA US investigation discovered the faulty half-shafts were installed on SUVs produced over a 20-day period spanning September and October of 2015. FCA US noted, however, it isn’t aware of any related injuries, accidents, customer complaints, or warranty claims. Nor does the company know of any component failures linked to the problem.

Two additional vehicles are subject to recall in Canada, along with an estimated 28 outside the NAFTA region.

Service availability is imminent, the company said, and affected customers will be advised when they can schedule a dealer appointment for the repair. Vehicle owners can reach the FCA US Customer Care Center at (800) 853-1403.

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