Recall Alert: Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs
Thousands of 2018 and 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs are being recalled because it might be possible for the vehicles to start and shift out of park even when the brake pedal isn't applied, according to a published report.
Yonkers-based Consumer Reports says the vehicles are at risk that they could roll away unintentionally and cause a crash.
The problem is related to faulty ABS modules, which may also illuminate the vehicles' brake lights even when brakes aren't being used. If this happens, drivers may notice a warning light on the dashboard, or that the brake lights are on even when the vehicle is turned off.
Stellantis, the parent company of Jeep and Dodge, says it does not yet know the reason why these ABS modules have failed, and that it does not yet have a fix for the problem.
There have been no crashes or injuries related to this recall, but there has been nearly 400 reports of warranty claims and customer complaints about the problem.