Chrysler's RAM and Jeep divisions announced a recall for their trucks and sport utility vehicles, concerning a software issue. In all, approximately 10,800 of the 2014 RAM pickups, as well as about 132,000 of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee sport utility vehicles will be affected by the latest RAM and Jeep recall.
The software issue in the Jeep Grand Cherokee has to do with the reports that Chrysler received, in regards to the warning lights coming on at random, as well as the instrument cluster going dark suddenly. Owners reported that they were able to correct the issue, once they cycled the vehicle on and off. Upon further investigation, the Auburn Hills, Michigan automaker stated that their engineers had discovered the root cause; there was a glitch in the Grand Cherokee's antilock braking system (ABS) module. A similar issue was reported with the 2014 RAM 1500, 2500, and 3500 light and heavy duty trucks. The automaker reported that the backlighting on the instrument clusters were not functioning as intended. This primarily affected the mid-level trucks.
Fortunately, in addition to most of the RAM trucks still being on dealer lots, there have not been any reports of accidents or injuries as a result of the glitch.
The latest RAM and Jeep recall will have their respective owners schedule service appointments at their respective dealerships, in order for their authorized technicians to service the defect. In order to do so, owners can contact their local RAM and Jeep dealers for more information.
Source: Automotive News