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Old 08-31-2015, 07:35 PM
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2014 Cherokee wiper recall

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Jeep Recalling 206,668 Cherokee SUVs for Wiper Defect - ABC News

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Re: 2014 Cherokee wiper recall

LOL, these RECALLS are about worthless. Chrysler does not have the parts and even says they do not have the parts in the RECALL notifications. Sort of the "Don't call us, we will call you" on the 12th of never type thing. I would rather they not put out these RECALLS when they don't have the parts as it only puts me on edge worrying that something could happen. As I recall Chrysler was recently fined heavily for the way they handle RECALLS and service but it doesn't seem to have gotten their attention or changed things any.
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LOL, these RECALLS are about worthless. Chrysler does not have the parts and even says they do not have the parts in the RECALL notifications. Sort of the "Don't call us, we will call you" on the 12th of never type thing. I would rather they not put out these RECALLS when they don't have the parts as it only puts me on edge worrying that something could happen. As I recall Chrysler was recently fined heavily for the way they handle RECALLS and service but it doesn't seem to have gotten their attention or changed things any.
And one of the reasons they were fined was for a lack of timely notification to owners when a problem was discovered. That's important with a safety issue. Lack of repair parts is not a real surprise under those conditions.
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And one of the reasons they were fined was for a lack of timely notification to owners when a problem was discovered. That's important with a safety issue. Lack of repair parts is not a real surprise under those conditions.
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?
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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?
LOL... whatever, dude. I'm not here to argue about it.

I just posted a link to the article. What you think or feel about it is of no concern of mine. Try not to let it bother you so much.
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Re: 2014 Cherokee wiper recall

If we could snap our fingers and have parts magically appear life would be great. But in the real world it takes time to ramp up production on a replacement part. In this situation I think the government takes the right stand. Let people know right away so that they can decide if they want to take the risk. If I really thought my car was going to burn up, I would stop driving it and rent something. My life would be worth the price of the rental (at least to me ��) no matter who caused the problem.

Could you imagine if every car covered in an air bag recall was taken off the road until the parts were available?


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Re: 2014 Cherokee wiper recall

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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.
YMMV.

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 and Ram trucks.

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.
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That's great! Now I guess I'll just wait till I get that recall and take it in for the rear lift gate also. Two for one!
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The article said Jeep Cherokee NOT Grand Cherokee so it may not even affect any of us!
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The article said Jeep Cherokee NOT Grand Cherokee so it may not even affect any of us!
That's why it's posted in the 2014+ Cherokee KL forum and not the WK2 forum.
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Re: 2014 Cherokee wiper recall

Received a recall today for loose front wiper arms.
Seems some of the nuts holding them are not torqued to spec
I have visually checked my '16 KL Limited and they appear tight.
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Re: 2016 Cherokee wiper recall

Just made an appointment at the local dealership service center to take care of my front windshield wipers, as per the recall notice. Was advised that as long as I get there by 7 AM, they should have my '16 KL done in an hour.
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