Jeep Will Fix Flaw Exposed by Previous Recall

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

In the wake of one recall, Chrysler is crying “mea culpa” on another exposed by the previous fix.

A recall Chrysler carried out in May, 2013 saw roughly 296,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Commanders called back to have their the final drive control units re-flashed. But after carrying out the update, which was meant to fix an issue that caused some vehicles to shift themselves into neutral, owners began reporting a warning light saying their four-wheel drive system needed to be serviced.

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According to Automotive News, a Chrysler spokesman said the fix exposed a flaw that was being covered by the faulty previous software. Some owners said the necessary repair would cost between $800 and $1,000 and now the trade journal says Chrysler has issued an official statement saying that it will cover the repair cost on a case-by-case basis. However, the company maintains that the re-programmed software didn’t actually cause any problems that didn’t exist before. It only uncovered them.

[Source: Automotive News]

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Luke Vandezande
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