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Cherokee Liftgate Recall

by David Zatz on

Jeep is recalling 2014-15 Jeep Cherokees to install shields to protect their power liftgate control modules and related components from moisture. The investigation was instigated by Auburn Hills after learning of a fire which revealed that power liftgate control modules in some Cherokees could be inadvertently exposed to water, causing a short circuit.

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Jeep is unaware of any related injuries or accidents. The recall only affects 2014 and 2015 Cherokees with power liftgates.

Affected customers include around a hundred thousand in the US, 13,000 in Canada, 2,400 in Mexico, and nearly 50,000 elsewhere, for a total of 164,003.

Any modules with signs of water exposure will be replaced. The company advised owners, in the meantime, to keep their cargo areas dry.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304

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