The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee is under investigation for a possible braking issue.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has received it is investigating 20,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs from the 2014 model year after the agency received nine reports of problems with the safety feature designed to prevent a rear-end collision. According to owners of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee that have been experiencing the issue, the system randomly throws alerts before improper automatic braking occurs “with no pending threats in the line of traffic, resulting in unexpected sudden drop in vehicles speed in traffic.”
Two of the nine complaints reported braking incidents with no objects on the road, resulting in a rapid increase in brake force and ABS activations. NHTSA confirms that no crashes related to the possible issue have been reported. Another owner said that the SUV reports the message to “clean the lens,” but the rear-view camera lens is neither dirty or obstructed according to the owner. Other complaints said that dealers were unable to identify the problem.
The latest investigation comes as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is scheduled to attend a public hearing on July 2 to answer questions about 20 separate recall campaigns covering 11-million vehicles.
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