The Jeep Cherokee was introduced way back in the 1984 model year as a unibody off-roader but the nameplate actually dates 10 years prior as a two-door version of the body-on-frame Wagoneer. After a 12-year absence from the American market, the Cherokee name returned for 2014 and enjoys high demand.
Thanks to the trove of data available on NHTSA’s website, we have compiled a list of recalls for this model. Data from the organization is available for all model years of the Jeep Cherokee. Here is all the available information on Jeep Cherokee recalls, taken from the NHTSA website.
Note that these recalls do not include those for the Grand Cherokee.
Model Years: 2014+
1.) Cruise Control Unintended Continued Acceleration (issued June 2014). Models affected: 2014. Campaign #14V293000
– The unintended continued acceleration may increase the risk of a crash.
2.) Rear Shock Absorbers may Partially Detach (issued July 2014). Models affected: 2014. Campaign #14V392000
– Damage to the tire or reduced braking increases the risk of a vehicle crash.
3.) Unintended Side Curtain Air Bag Deployment (issued January 2015). Models affected: 2014 – 2015. Campaign #15V041000
– If the air bags deploy unexpectedly during vehicle operation, it can increase the risk of personal injury and increase the risk of a crash.
4.) Radio Software Security Vulnerabilities (issued July 2015). Models affected: 2014 – 2015. Campaign #15V461000
5.) Windshield Wipers may Fail (issued August 2015). Models affected: 2014. Campaign #15V509000
6.) Air Conditioning Hose may Touch Exhaust Manifold (issued October 2015). Models affected: 2015. Campaign #15V676000
7.) Liftgate Module Short due to Water Leak (issued December 2015). Models affected: 2014 – 2016. Campaign #15V826000 & #15V393000
8.) Right Front Halfshaft May Fracture (issued May 2016). Models affected: 2016. Campaign #16V284000
– A fractured halfshaft may disconnect from the drive axle, increasing the risk of a crash.
9.) Left Front Halfshaft May Fracture (issued May 2016). Models affected: 2016. Campaign #16V287000
– A fractured halfshaft may disconnect from the drive axle, increasing the risk of a crash.
10.) Transmission may Shift Unexpectedly to Neutral (issued July 2016). Models affected: 2014 – 2015. Campaign #16V529000
– If the vehicle unexpectedly shifts to neutral, there is an increased risk of a crash.
11.) Improper Torque on Seat Fasteners (issued August 2016). Models affected: 2014 – 2016. Campaign #16V590000
– Loose fasteners may allow the seats to move, increasing the risk of injury to the seat occupants in the event of a crash.
12.) Improper Welds on Driver’s Knee Air Bag Inflator (issued November 2016). Models affected: 2017. Campaign #16V799000
– If the driver’s knee air bag does not properly inflate, there is an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash.
13.) Rim Information missing from Label (issued August 2017). Models affected: 2017 – 2018. Campaign #17V543000
14.) Oil Pump Failure Causing Engine Stall (issued October 2017). Models affected: 2018. Campaign #17V670000
15.) Fire Extinguisher May Be Clogged or Inoperable (issued December 2017). Models affected: 2014 – 2016. Campaign #17V824000
16.) Cruise Control Cannot be Cancelled (issued May 2018). Models affected: 2014 – 2018. Campaign #18V332000
– If the vehicle maintains its speed or accelerates despite attempts to deactivate the cruise control, there would be an increased risk of a crash.
17.) Fuel Leak may cause Fire (issued May 2018). Models affected: 2018. Campaign #18V282000
– A fuel leak in the presence of the ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.
Model Years: 1984 – 2001
1.) Steering Unit (issued March 1984). Models affected: 1984. Campaign #84V028000
– These vehicles may have bolts in the steering system that were not properly tightened.
2.) Rear Axle Shaft (issued March 1984). Models affected: 1984. Campaign #84V024000
– Improper assembly of the rear axle may cause axle bearing failure and could result in the separation of a rear axle and wheel.
3.) Differential Unit (issued April 1984). Models affected: 1984. Campaign #84V045000
– A defective differential pinion shaft may exist which can come in contact with the drive pinion gear, causing rear wheel lock-up.
4.) Steering, Column Shaft Upper (issued October 1984). Models affected: 1985.Campaign #84V122000
– Improperly tightened bolt on steering shaft allows the connector on the shaft to slip. Steering movements will not be transmitted to the gear box.
5.) Throttle Linkages and Control (issued November 1984). Models affected: 1985.Campaign #84V138000
– Vehicles may have an improperly secured plastic module (ecell timer) that could drop down and become jammed under the accelerator pedal.
6.) Fuel Lines and Fittings (issued October 1985). Models affected: 1986. Campaign #85V139000
– May have an improperly connected fuel line fitting which could become disconnected and cause gasoline to be spilled.
7.) Fuel Lines and Fittings (issued December 1986). Models affected: 1987. Campaign #86V160000
– A stud may have been installed on top of the intake manifold of engine that could contact the fuel supply hose.
8.) Brakes, Power Assist, Primary Booster (issued July 1988). Models affected: 1985 – 1987. Campaign #88V106000
9.) Idle Speed Control Unit (issued October 1990). Models affected: 1989 – 1990. Campaign # 90V177000
10.) Brakes – Hydraulics, Lines, Hoses, Metallic (issued December 1990). Models affected: 1991. Campaign #90V206000
– Contact at full jounce may cause the brake tube to collapse and restrict the hydraulic brake fluid pressure to the left rear brake.
11.) Brakes – Hydraulics, Lines, Hoses, Non-Metallic (issued April 1991). Models affected: 1990 – 1991. Campaign #91V063000
– Detachment of the hose from the abs system causes the loss of the abs function and hydraulic brake assist, leaving only manual brakes.
12.) Brakes – Hydraulics, Lines, Fittings (issued October 1991). Models affected: 1989 – 1990. Campaign #91V003000
– Contamination of the hydraulic fluid can cause malfunctioning of the anti-lock brake system; low pressure hose leakage causes loss of brake fluid and also results in corrosion and failure of the master cylinder snap ring, resulting complete brake failure.
13.) Air Bag, Driver (issued March 1995). Models affected: 1995. Campaign #95V057000.
– This condition will cause the air bag to not deploy in the event of a vehicle accident increasing the potential for personal injury.
14.) Emergency Parking Brake (issued September 1995). Models affected: 1995. Campaign #95V172000
– The parking brake handle release button can separate from the parking brake handle assembly, causing the parking brake to be inoperative.
15.) Electrical System, Fuse & Receptacle (issued October 1995). Models affected: 1996. Campaign #95V193000
16.) Anti-Lock Braking System (issued December 1996). Models affected: 1989 – 1991. Campaign #96V260000
– The antilock brake system (abs) hydraulic control unit can experience excessive brake actuator piston seal wear which could cause pump-motor deterioration.
17.) Seat Belts, Rear (issued March 1997). Models affected: 1996. Campaign #97V040000.
– In the event of a crash, the vehicle occupant would not be properly secured.
18.) Steering Gear (issued April 1997). Models affected: 1993 – 1996. Campaign #97V069000
– During assembly of the frame, a fillet weld that joins the inner steering gear attachment reinforcement to the frame rail, was omitted.
19.) Acceleration / Pedal Misapplication (issued May 1997). Models affected: 1984 – 1995. Campaign #97I002000
– A safety improvement campaign by the agency. Drivers can mistakenly step on the accelerator pedal when they intend to step on the brake pedal. Dealers will install a shift interlock on the automatic transmission of these vehicles.
20.) Fuel Level Sending Unit (issued November 1997). Models affected: 1997. Campaign #97V194000
21.) Front Brake Rotor (issued January 1998). Models affected: 1990 – 1991. Campaign #98V005000
– The reduced strength can allow the cast iron wear surface to separate from the hub, reducing the brake effectiveness of the vehicle.
22.) Air Bag Control Module (issued April 2000). Models affected: 1997 – 1999. Campaign #00V105000
– Water and/or road salt in the proximity of the air bag control module could lead to corrosion.
23.) Child Seat Anchor (issued November 2000). Models affected: 2001. Campaign #00V366000
– In the event of a crash, the child seat may not be properly attached.
24.) Debris in Manifold (issued April 2002). Models affected: 2001 – 2002. Campaign #02V104000
25.) Aftermarket Fuel Pumps / Leaks (issued February 2006). Models affected: 1997 – 2001. Campaign #06E011000
– In the presence of an ignition source, a fuel leak could result in a fire.
26.) Amber Side Reflex Reflectors (issued March 2006). Models affected: 1984 – 1988, 1990 – 2001. Campaign #06E026000
27.) Brake Hydraulic Master Cylinder (issued March 2006). Models affected: 1995 – 2001. Campaign #06E022000
– Loss of brake fluid can lead to a decrease in brake line pressure and an increase in stopping distance, which can result in a vehicle crash.
28.) Amber Side Reflectors (issued July 2006). Models affected: 1997 – 2001. Campaign #06E065000
29.) Aftermarket Combination Lamps (issued April 2009). Models affected: 1984 – 2001. Campaign #09E012000
30.) Replacement Headlamps / Amber Reflector (issued May 2009). Models affected: 1984 – 2001. Campaign #09E025000
– These headlamps fail to conform to the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no.108, “lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment.” These lamps do not contain the required amber side reflectors.
31.) High Mount Brake Lamp Assembly (issued May 2011). Models affected: 1994 – 1996. Campaign #11V279000
You may click here to find out if your specific Jeep Cherokee was affected by any recalls. The page at that link also offers detailed information about the recalls listed above.