The Fiat Chrysler Automobile (FCA) US LLC has released a press statement yesterday, recalling as many as 158,671 SUVs in the United States for windshield wiper static issues. FCA is recalling all the 2014 Jeep Cherokees sold in the United States to take care of the static buildup that could lead to disabling the windshield wipers to work. So far, 158,671 cars have been identified in the United States and 26,049 are outside of North America.
The problem that is mentioned in the press release given by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is due to the static buildup when the wipers are operated during the dry conditions. The static buildup could cause problems to the control module of the wiper and can make it nonfunctional. S wiper is an integral accessory of any vehicle, it is important for all owners of 2014 Jeep Cherokee to get it checked up from the authorized dealers.
Fiat is very serious about addressing this wiper issue and Fiat is also offering incentives for the car owners that are subjected to recall. So far, there has been no problem or any accidents or injuries reported relating to this issue in FCA vehicles.
The car giant is offering $100 prepaid cards to all the owners of certain models and years of Jeep Cherokee, Dodge Durango and Jeep Liberty sports utility vehicles. The prepaid cards can be used at the owner’s discretion. This offer is provided in order to encourage the sports utility vehicle owners to get the static windshield wiper issue sorted out.
FCA has experienced difficulty in convincing certain older model car owners to bring their vehicles for suspected repairs earlier. These cars include 1993 to 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2002 to 2007 model Jeep Liberty SUVs.
If you are an owner of any of the Fiat Chrysler Automobile vehicles mentioned above, then you need to get this problem sorted as quickly as possible. You can check your vehicle’s eligibility for incentive by checking out the company’s website www.recalls.mopar.com. You can even check out the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website www.safercar.gov to see if your car is eligible to get the offer proposed by FCA.
All the recalled vehicles can be identified through their Vehicle Identification Numbers. If you are an owner of a 2014 model Jeep Grand Cherokee, then you have the option of choosing a $1,000 incentive to buy a new vehicle or opt for the $100 parts and service incentive.
A ground strap will be installed in your vehicle by FCA dealers to abolish the possibility of static buildup in the control module.