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Recall 2012 and 2013 JGC

Just read an article in the Chicago Tribune that the 2012 and 2013 JGC are being recalled for a software update to the braking system. It says that in certain aggressive braking situations, the pedal feel is undesirable. Anyone have any info on this?
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Re: Recall 2012 and 2013 JGC

Looks like there is indeed a recall:

Chrysler Calls on Software Fix for Under-the-Radar Recall
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Just read an article in the Chicago Tribune that the 2012 and 2013 JGC are being recalled for a software update to the braking system. It says that in certain aggressive braking situations, the pedal feel is undesirable. Anyone have any info on this?
Chrysler recalls more than 25,000 SUVs for braking issue - chicagotribune.com

Interested to know about this too...
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Re: Recall 2012 and 2013 JGC

25K vehicles seems like just a small subset of VINs...
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Re: Recall 2012 and 2013 JGC

Would be nice if either Jeep or the articles provided more info on the 25K vehicles effected such as manufacturing dates, option packages et??

So Jeep how do I know if my 2012 is part of this recall?
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Re: Recall 2012 and 2013 JGC

I agree that 25k is a small batch. Since it covers 2012 and 2013, build dates may be towards the end of 2012.
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Re: Recall 2012 and 2013 JGC

So how do we know if we're affected or not? Any symptoms we're supposed to look out for? Since it's just a software update, why scrimp on the info?
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So how do we know if we're affected or not? Any symptoms we're supposed to look out for? Since it's just a software update, why scrimp on the info?
In the article it says they will contact if your vehicle is affected
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Re: Recall 2012 and 2013 JGC

My wife has complained of a "weird brake pedal feel". I wonder if mine is one of them.. Mine was a feb 2012 ish build...
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Re: Recall 2012 and 2013 JGC

Hope they don't take too long to call those affected.... brakes could mean a life and death situation. I've had to print out every TSB applied to my vehicle and show it to the dealer. I even had to diagnose and press them for the bad head replacement. They just wanted to clean my injectors (not covered by warranty and thus out of my own pocket) ... So, like I said, I hope they don't take too long to call!! :-)
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Re: Recall 2012 and 2013 JGC

Its not on WK2Jeeps.com yet, sure it will be soon. I was surprised when I read the first article that 64% of first year vehicles have some sort of recall - didn't realize it was *that* high across manufactures.
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Hope they don't take too long to call those affected.... brakes could mean a life and death situation. I've had to print out every TSB applied to my vehicle and show it to the dealer. I even had to diagnose and press them for the bad head replacement. They just wanted to clean my injectors (not covered by warranty and thus out of my own pocket) ... So, like I said, I hope they don't take too long to call!! :-)
Probably not much of a chance of a life or death situation. It is not a situation that causes brake failure. Nobody to date has even reported a problem. A manufacturer found something during regular testing.

" The company said brake function was not lost or out of compliance ..."

Let's not add drama to a simple software update. I know some can't resist.


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