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Recall 13V289000

Parking Lamps Stop Working

Recall Details

The parking lamps may malfunction and stop working due to a voltage spike that can occur when turning the lights on from the daytime running light position. Dealers will update the central body controller software free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The parking lamps may stop working when turning on the switch. This could leave the vehicle not as visible as needed by other drivers.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Jeep must be performed by a Jeep dealership. Jeep notified owners of affected vehicles in August, 2013. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Jeep dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Electrical & Lights, July 2, 2013

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
July 2, 2013
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
4,458
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
13V289000
Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Summary
Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2014, non-SRT trimmed, Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured January 14, 2013, through March 20, 2013 equipped with premium headlamps. In the affected vehicles, when switching between daytime running lights and parking lights, electrical spikes may cause the parking lamps to turn off. Without properly functioning parking lamps these vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, "Lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."
Consequence
Without parking lamps, the vehicle may not be as visible to other vehicles, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the Central Body Controller software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in August 2013. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N42.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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