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Recall 13V483000

Dash Warning Lights Illuminate Erroneously

Recall Details

The anti-lock brake system and electronic stability control system may fail, and multiple dash warning lights may come on randomly as a result of communication being disrupted, along with possible alternator ground issues. Dealers will update the anti-lock brake system software and instrument cluster module software and tighten the alternator ground wire free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

Warning lights located in the instrument cluster of the dash may illuminate erroneously, along with a failure of the anti-lock brake system and electronic stability control function occurring. This could result in loss of vehicle control.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Jeep must be performed by a Jeep dealership. Jeep notified owners of affected vehicles in November, 2013. If you do 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, October 17, 2013

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
October 17, 2013
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
91,559
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
13V483000
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM , ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL , SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Summary
Chrysler Group, LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured January 8, 2013, through August 20, 2013. Due to a disruption of computer communications and loose alternator ground wires, the affected vehicles may experience random illumination of multiple instrument cluster warning lights, loss of cluster illumination and loss of anti-lock brake system (ABS) and electronic stability control (ESC) function. Because of these conditions, the vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 101, "Controls and Displays," and No. 126, "Electronic Stability Control Systems."
Consequence
A loss of ABS and ESC function reduces the driver's ability to control the vehicle. Drivers would not be warned of brake system failures or any other failures which would be illuminated on the dashboard display. Either condition increases the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the ABS and instrument cluster module software and tighten the alternator ground wire, free of charge. The recall is planned to begin in November 2013. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N58.
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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