Stellantis, the multinational automotive manufacturer, has announced a voluntary recall affecting over 354,000 Jeeps worldwide. The recall addresses a potential safety issue involving the rear coil springs that may detach while the vehicles are in motion.
Specifically, the recall applies to certain models of the 2022 and 2023 Grand Cherokee, as well as the 2021 to 2023 Grand Cherokee L SUVs. Stellantis, in documents recently published by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, explains that the springs may have been improperly installed during production, thereby increasing the risk of detachment while the vehicle is in motion. This detachment not only poses a potential hazard for drivers but also for other road users.
Stellantis acknowledges that, as of May 25, it has received 17 warranty claims, two customer assistance reports, and two field reports that could be attributed to this issue. However, no crashes or injuries have been reported thus far. The majority of the affected vehicles are located in North America.
It is important to note that SUVs equipped with air suspensions are not affected by this recall. Stellantis has taken immediate action by instructing its authorized dealers to conduct inspections on the rear coil springs of the affected vehicles. If necessary, the dealers will replace the entire coil spring assembly.
Starting from July 28, Stellantis will begin notifying owners of the affected Jeeps via official letters. This communication will contain detailed instructions on how to proceed and will include information on how to schedule an inspection or replacement, if required.
Stellantis remains committed to ensuring the safety of its customers and urges all affected Jeep owners to take this recall seriously. By promptly addressing the rear coil spring concern, Stellantis aims to prevent any potential accidents or hazards associated with this issue and maintain the highest standards of vehicle safety.