Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has issued a recall for more than 206,000 Jeep Cherokee SUVs from the 2014 model year. According to the automaker, electrical issues could prevent the vehicles' windshield wipers from working properly.
The Cherokee's problem is rooted in the control module that manages the wiper function. FCA says that if the Cherokee's wipers are turned on when conditions are dry, it can create static electricity, which the aforementioned control module can't discharge. Over time, that electricity can build up, disabling the control module and thus, the wipers.
The good news is that FCA knows of no injuries or accidents linked to the problem. Also, the fix seems fairly simple, involving the installation of a grounding device to discharge static electricity.
The bad news is that the recall affects a lot of vehicles: 158,671 registered in the U.S.; 18,366 registered in Canada; 3,582 in Mexico, and 26,049 elsewhere.
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If you own a 2014 Jeep Cherokee, you should receive a formal recall notice by mail. Afterward, you'll be able to take your vehicle to a Jeep dealer, who will repair it at no charge,
Should you have additional questions, you're encouraged to contact the FCA US Customer Information Center at 800-853-1403