2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Recalled Over Electrical Issue

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Jeep is recalling 91,599 Grand Cherokee SUV built between January 8 and August 20 for the 2014 model year due to an electrical malfunction that may cause loss of ABS and ESC functions.
“Due to a disruption of computer communications and loose alternator ground wires, the affected vehicles may experience random illumination of multiple instrument cluster warning lights, loss of cluster illumination and loss of anti-lock brake system (ABS) and electronic stability control (ESC) function,” the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a statement.

In addition to losing ABS and ESC functions, drivers would also not be warned of brake system failures which would be illuminated on the dashboard display, the NHTSA warns, adding that both conditions increase the risk of a crash.

The recall is scheduled to begin later this month, when Jeep will fix the issues free of charged. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753 and the NTHSA Hotline at 1-888-327-4236.
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