The recall report said: “The transaxle wiring harness may have been built with insufficient wire terminal crimp(s), causing an intermittent high electrical resistance in the transaxle wire harness circuit(s).
“A high-resistance circuit(s) in this wiring harness will cause on-board diagnostic system to set a Diagnostic Trouble Code,” the report went on to say.
The result of the loss of motive power has the ability to cause a crash without warning, which can cause serious injury.
FCA made headlines back in July 2016 when the company issued a recall for its 2007-2010 Jeep JK Wranglers.
The JK Wrangler recall took place because a clock spring, capable of ingesting dust, had the ability to compromise the deployment of the driver’s airbag.
Today’s news follows the recall yesterday of GM Holden’s 2015 Colorado and Colorado 7s.
This recall was due to a fault with a bolt within the seatbelt mechanism.
FCA Australia will notify owners of affected vehicles in the coming days. Owners will then have to take the affected vehicles to a Chrysler Jeep Dodge service centre for free reparation.
This will involve a dealer inspecting the transaxle wiring harness and determining the best course of action.
Cherokee or Renegade owners with any further concerns should contact FCA Australia on 1300 133 079.