Washington — Chrysler Group LLC will recall more than 140,000 new SUVs and trucks to upgrade software to fix electrical glitches.
The Auburn Hills automaker said it will recall 132,000 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs worldwide to address reports of random warning-light illumination and instrument-cluster blackout.
“Both events occurred infrequently and appeared to resolve themselves by turning the vehicle’s ignition off and then on. However, regulatory compliance requires that clusters display complete information that is clearly legible,” Chrysler said. “Engineers discovered an issue in the vehicle’s anti-lock braking system (ABS) module that affects the instrument cluster display. The issue also has implications for the vehicle’s ABS and electronic stability control systems, but Chrysler Group is unaware of any reported problems involving either.”
Chrysler will update instrument-cluster and ABS module software on 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokees. Most (91,559) are in the United States; 6,050 are in Canada; 2,662 are in Mexico; and 32,212 are outside North America.
Chrysler will also recall 10,800 2014 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 trucks — most of which are in dealer hands — to upgrade software that controls instrument-cluster illumination.
Chrysler said it was unaware of any accidents, injuries or complaints in either recall. Chrysler engineers investigated and discovered the digital memory in some instrument clusters may not activate as intended in some trucks. Chrysler will update the cluster software at no charge to customers.
Owners will be notified next month.