Home / Auto News / News article: Jeep Grand Cherokee, Commander Models Recalled for Roll-Away Risk - AutoGuide.com News
 |  May 11 2013, 3:31 PM


A total of 469,000 Jeep SUVs are being recalled for a faulty circuit board that can send a wrong signal causing those vehicles to shift into neutral on startup and even roll away.

The recall affects 2005-2010 Grand Cherokees and 2006-2010 Commanders. 295,000 vehicles being recalled are in America, 28,500 are in Canada, and 4,200 are in Mexico. The remaining 141,000 affected are outside North America.

U.S. safety regulators have concluded that cracks in a circuit board that turns the four-wheel-drive system on and off can result in a faulty signal when the SUVs are being started, causing them to roll away when it’s shifted to neutral. According to the American automaker, there have been 26 crashes related to the recall and two injuries. Affected owners will be contacted so that dealers can update the software free of charge.

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