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Recall 15V509000

Windshield Wipers Fail To Operate

Recall Details

The body control module may be damaged when operating the wipers on dry glass. This can cause the wipers to stop operating. Dealers will install a ground strap to protect the body control module from damage free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The windshield wipers may cause damage to the body control module when used on dry glass. This can result in poor visibility.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Jeep vehicle must be performed by a Jeep dealership. Jeep began notifying known owners of affected vehicles when the recall was announced, in August 2015. 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 dealers below. 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. The Jeep recall number is R39.

Affected Cars

Electrical & Lights, August 12, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
August 12, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
158,671
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V509000
Component
VISIBILITY
Summary
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2014 Jeep Cherokee vehicles manufactured January 4, 2013, to July 11, 2014. Use of the front windshield wipers on dry glass may cause damage to the body control module (BCM).
Consequence
BCM damage may result in the failure of the windshield wipers, impairing the driver's vision and increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will install a ground strap to protect the BCM from damage, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is R39.
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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