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2014-17 Jeep Cherokee recalled for power transfer unit fault

Jeep is recalling 2609 KL Cherokees fitted with the two-speed power transfer unit as a fault could cut power while you're driving.


Jeep is recalling 2609 examples of its 2014-17 KL Cherokee as an issue with the power transfer unit could cause vehicles to both lose power and not shift into Park.

“The differential gear splines inside the Power Transfer Unit (PTU) may fail. Wear on the PTU splines can cause a loss of power while the vehicle is moving and the loss of the Park function while stationary,” the company says in its recall notice.

“A loss of power or Park function increases the risk of an accident and serious injury or death to the vehicle occupants and other road users.”

  • A total of 2609 vehicles are affected from model years 2014 to 2017.
  • All affected vehicles have the two-speed power transfer unit.
  • The VIN list is attached here.
  • The original recall notice is viewable here.

If you own an affected Cherokee, you’ll need to take it to your nearest Jeep dealer for a free repair. If you have any further questions, call FCA Australia on 1300 133 079.

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