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Grand Cherokee interlock issue

by David Zatz on

Jeep is recalling 2016 Grand Cherokees because the shifter may be locked in Park or Neutral after a stop, if a wire harness was improperly crimped.

Not all of the roughly 37,000 2016 Grand Cherokees sold are at risk, but all should be checked by a dealer once the recall starts. Jeep advised customers to always use the parking brake when leaving their Grand Cherokee (a good practice in any case); it is also good to make sure the parking brake is adjusted properly and will stop the car.  FCA said it was unaware of any injuries or accidents; their customer hotline is 1-800-853-1403.

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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