Recall Roundup: Jeep Built Some 2024 Grand Cherokees Without the Energy-Absorbing Foam

2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Reserve 7 photos
Photo: Stellantis
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Did you recently buy a brand-new 2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee? You should keep reading if you did, because there is a small possibility that your SUV is involved in a safety recall in the United States, as it may not comply with FMVSS's (Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard) #208 – 'occupant crash protection.'
As mentioned in the title, the Stellantis-owned auto marque put together certain copies of the high-rider without the energy-absorbing foam. The energy management system could be altered so that the front airbags might not deploy as intended during a crash in faulty vehicles, increasing the occupants' risk of injury.

Jeep is unaware of accidents or injuries related to this condition, which affects only a handful of Grand Cherokees from the 2024 model year. The document released online by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and shared at the bottom of this story reveals that only seven vehicles have been included in this recall, and all are missing their energy-absorbing foams.

The problematic SUVs from the model's fifth generation were assembled between December 6 and 9, 2023, and all others made before and after this period are said to have been repaired prior to leaving the factory. But what does the fix include? An official inspection from authorized technicians and the installment of the foam. As you already know, owners will not be charged for this work.

2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Reserve
Photo: Stellantis
Suppose you are one of the seven unlucky owners of the faulty Grand Cherokees involved in this voluntary safety campaign, which was decided earlier this month after lots of internal analysis. In that case, you will hear from the car manufacturer sometime this summer. Dealers were informed of this issue, and owners will be contacted on or about July 7, 2024.

As usual, concerned owners with additional questions can contact the automaker at 1-800-853-1403 using the recall number 41B. The safety watchdog (NHTSA) can also answer some questions, and to get in touch with them, you will have to dial their Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236.

This isn't the first recall involving Jeep's 2024 Grand Cherokee, and it probably won't be the last one, either. The latest iteration entered production around three years ago and comes to life in the United States and India.

Pricing for the 2024 model year starts at $36,495, excluding destination, for the entry-level Laredo A. The Laredo kicks off at $38,035, and the Laredo X at $38,785. For the Altitude and Altitude X, interested parties must pay at least $42,640 and $43,140, respectively. The Limited, Overland, and Summit have respective MSRPs of $45,905, $60,995, and $62,560, and the Summit Reserve can be yours for at least $67,040. All prices exclude destination fees and dealer markups.
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About the author: Cristian Gnaticov
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After a series of unfortunate events put an end to Cristian's dream of entering a custom built & tuned old-school Dacia into a rally competition, he moved on to drive press cars and write for a living. He's worked for several automotive online journals and now he's back at autoevolution after his first tour in the mid-2000s.
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