Recall 16V287000

Left Axle Shaft Detaches From Vehicle

Recall Details

The left axle shaft may fracture and separate from the drive axle. Dealers will replace the left halfshaft free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The left side axle shaft that drives the left wheel may fracture and separate from the drive axle. This could cause loss of vehicle control and an accident.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Jeep must be performed by a Jeep dealership. Chrysler will notify known owners of affected vehicles (a timetable of this notification is unavailable as of the time of this writing). If you do 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. The Chrysler recall number is S38.

Affected Cars

Drive Train, May 11, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
May 11, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
Potential Number of Units Affected
Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2016 Jeep Cherokee vehicles manufactured September 30, 2015, to October 2, 2015. The left halfshaft may have been incorrectly manufactured causing it to fracture without warning.
A fractured halfshaft may disconnect from the drive axle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the left halfshaft, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chrysler's customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's recall number is S38.
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
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