A faulty taillight that does not illuminate at night is the reason for the recall of nearly 100,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Grand Cherokee L SUVs.
Automaker Stellantis is recalling 99,200 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Jeep Grand Cherokee L SUVs from 2021 and 2022, Cars.com reported.
The brake lights are not the issue, according to Consumer Reports. Rather, the vehicles’ side marker assembles -- the taillights that glow when the car’s headlights are illuminated -- are at fault. The defect decreases visibility at night and increases the chances of a crash, the website reported.
#Recall: Owners of 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2021-2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L SUVs should check whether their vehicle has been recalled to fix faulty tail lights that don’t illuminate at night. https://t.co/XecgJBbIEO— Consumer Reports (@ConsumerReports) August 4, 2022
The taillights were installed on Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs built from May 17, 2021, through Nov. 18, 2021, and Jeep Grand Cherokee L SUVs manufactured from Dec. 3, 2020, through Nov. 23, 2021, according to Consumer Reports.
Dealers will replace the body-mounted taillight assemblies for free, according to Cars.com. Stellantis will begin notifying owners on Sept. 16.
A Jeep spokesperson told Consumer Reports that the automaker is not aware of any crashes or injuries related to this recall.
Consumers with questions can call Stellantis at 800-853-1403, or visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website to check their vehicle identification number.
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