FCA US is recalling an estimated 158,671 Jeep Cherokee SUVs in the 2014 model year, so dealers can take steps to protect control modules from static buildup that might disable windshield wipers, the automaker said.
The static buildup problem can arise if a vehicle’s windshield wipers are activated during dry conditions.
“Significant static buildup may affect a control module that powers the wipers,” the company said, adding that it’s unaware of any related injuries or accidents.
To eliminate the potential for static buildup, Jeep dealers will install a ground strap to the control module. There will be no charge for this service.
Vehicle owners can reach the Jeep customer information center at (800) 853-1403.
In addition to the 158,671 recalled vehicles in the U.S., the automaker is also calling back 18,366 in Canada, 3,582 in Mexico, and 26,049 outside the NAFTA region.