2014 Grand Cherokee 3.6L
I agree with jimntempe, there needs to be a solution before the failure occurs. It's disappointing that the NHTSA in the United States opened an investigation in Sep 2019 and it looks like there has been no additional action since Nov. FCA requested an extension of time to respond to the Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) due to the scope and complexity of the request. FCA proposed to respond to the request on December 6, 2019. Even if you replace the part at a $700 plus cost now, the part number may still be identical, so you would be installing the same potential fault again.
These are going "off" because the plastic gives way, not because they are "activated". So disabling them wouldn't prevent anything other then making them not work when you need them to work. It would be nice if Jeep came up with a TSB for a repair to them that could be done before the plastic breaks.