Chrysler is recalling more than 400,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Commander models for a transmission circuit board issue that could allow inadvertent shifting into neutral. The vehicles were primarily sold in the United States, Mexico and Canada, but more than 140,000 were sold outside North America. Chrysler will notify owners and correct the issue at no charge.
The Problem: The circuit boards on the affected models may transmit compromised signals that could enable inadvertent shifts to neutral.
The Fix: Chrysler will notify affected owners, and re-program the transmission software free of charge. Owners can call Chrysler directly at 800-853-1403, or NHTSA's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236.
Number of Vehicles Affected: 469,072 2005-2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee, and 2006-2010 Jeep Commander SUVs. Approximately 295,000 of the vehicles are in the U.S., 28,500 in Canada, and 4200 in Mexico. 141,000 vehicles are outside the NAFTA region.
Source: Chrysler, Reuters