Originally Posted by macfan
Oh, so now that they have notifed me that my Jeep could catch fire because of a wiring problem with the lift gate and that my wipers may stop working in a rain storm, everything is wonderful and I should just enjoy my new Jeep even though I may die in it because they don't have the parts to fix it? You excuse them far too easily. And what about the anxiety I have now everytime I drive my Jeep knowing that it is a ticking time bomb until Chrysler comes up with the parts?
I'm not sure about the rain storms in your parts, but around here, they tend to be somewhat wet, thus not exactly being dry and building up static.
I'm more interested in the second part of this report.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
is issuing a recall for over 200,000 versions of the 2014 Jeep Cherokee
due to a problem with static buildup disabling the windshield wipers. FCA has identified 158,671 units in the United States. Another 18,366 vehicles are estimated to be affected in Canada, a further 3,582 in Mexico, and 26,049 outside of North America.
The problem, according to the first statement below, results from static building up if the wipers are operated in dry conditions. The static could mess with the wipers' control module, rendering them disabled. To fix the problem, dealers will be instructed to install a ground strap to the module.
In parallel, FCA is also offering incentives to the owners of certain trucks that were subject to recall but for which remedies were not immediately available. To encourage those owners to bring their older vehicles in for the required service, the automaker will disperse $100 prepaid cards for use at their discretion. The program is offered to owners of certain model year Jeep Grand Cherokee
, Jeep Liberty
, Chrysler Aspen
, and Dodge Durango
sport-utility vehicles, as well as certain Dodge Dakota
Owners of the affected Grand Cherokees will have the option instead to take a $1,000 consideration toward the purchase of a new vehicle or for parts and service. The offers are only being extended under certain specific criteria, though. So if you think that could be you, you'll want to read through the conditions in the second announcement below.
... where unfortunately, it appears to apply to older vehicles. Bummer.
Maybe next year.