Stellantis Australia is recalling its WL-series Jeep Grand Cherokee once again, this time for an issue with its rear coil springs.
A total of 2052 vehicles are affected locally by the recall, which covers the same defect as one issued earlier this month by the US National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration for 331,401 vehicles.
“Due to a manufacturing defect, incorrectly installed rear coil springs may detach whilst driving. As a result, it could lead to a loss of vehicle control,” Stellantis Australia says in its recall notice.
“A loss of vehicle control could increase the risk of an accident causing injury or death to vehicle occupants and/or other road users.”
As the recall affects five-seat Grand Cherokee and seven-seat Grand Cherokee L SUVs with coil springs and not air suspension, it affects only Night Eagle and Limited models.
- A total of 2052 vehicles are affected from 2021 to 2023
- The VIN list is attached here
- The original recall notice is attached here
If you own an affected vehicle, you’ll need to contact an authorised Jeep dealer to have the vehicle’s rear coil springs inspected and – if necessary – replaced, free of charge.
If you have any further questions, you can contact Stellantis Australia on 1800 075 397.
The FCA US Technical Safety and Regulatory Compliance organisation opened an investigation in the US into the issue on March 3, 2023 following a report that a rear coil spring had fallen off a 2023 Grand Cherokee while driving.
As of May 25, FCA US was aware of two customer assistance records, 17 warranty claims and two field reports potentially related to this issue, albeit no accidents or injuries.
The recall comes just days after a separate, unrelated recall for the WL Grand Cherokee for a manufacturing issue that could see the steering column shaft separate from the U-joint, resulting in a loss of steering control.