Jeep has issued its fifth recall this year for the Grand Cherokee, a vehicle plagued by issues such as brake problems, unintended acceleration and the risk of a cabin fire.
Plagued? I guess it has been plagued by suspension knocking, dpf and hard gear change issues, but these recalls seemed to be for issues that had never or in very few cases had actually occurred.
Here's the summary:
August 2014: P44 Turn lamp outages 11,631 cars affected, "routine quality audit discovered .... unaware of any related injuries, accidents or complaints"
July 2014: P36 Interior fire risk 31,000 cars affected (if they have had improperly serviced or repaired wiring)
June 2014: P31 Unintended acceleration 423 cars with ACC, "routine internal quality audit discovered .... no instances of the unintended acceleration fault had been reported"
April 2014: P14 Corroded brake booster, "Chrysler Group says it is aware of one accident – but no injuries -- related to the braking problem in the US, but Leach said the cold weather-related issue is less likely to affect Australian vehicles."
March 2014: P05 Hard brake pedal 648 cars affected, "brought to the company’s attention after a supplier raised concern ..... unaware of any injuries or incidents related to the fault."
October 2013: N31 Daytime running lights too dim 17 cars affected
November 2013: N58 Failed illumination of dashboard warning lights 7800 cars affected, “Chrysler Group quality-control personnel observed reports of random warning-light illumination and instrument-cluster blackout. Both events occurred infrequently and appeared to resolve themselves by turning the vehicle’s ignition off and then on. However, regulatory compliance requires that clusters display complete information that is clearly legible.”
The N58 seems to have been the biggest issue, the rest seem pretty minor.