There are these recalls which are very serious and which pose a real problem for safety. We only have to think of the recall that affected almost the entire FCA range a few years ago and which aimed to correct a problem that prevented the cruise control from being deactivated. However, Jeep will recall a little more than 3,600 Jeep Wrangler 4xe, including 734 in Canada, due to an odometer stuck at 21,437 kilometers.
The Jeep Wrangler 4xe affected, which were assembled between September 8, 2020 and September 13, 2021, received faulty software for calculating the distance traveled so that the odometer cannot rise above 21,437 km, or 13,342 miles for consumers Americans. Vehicles produced after September 13, 2021 have received new odometer programming, but the automaker must recall vehicles already sold.
Ironically, in one of the photos of the vehicle’s odometer when it was launched, the odometer reads 5,251,987 miles.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) points out that if the odometer reading is not real or displayed incorrectly, buyers could skip critical service or exceed service intervals. , which could expose them to a greater risk of breakage and, consequently, to a risk of accident or injury.
A two-step repair
The repair provided by Stellantis will vary depending on the odometer reading. If your vehicle has not yet reached the 21,437 km or 13,342 mile mark, a simple software update will fix the problem.
For people whose vehicle has exceeded the fateful number, which will be visible since the odometer will not display a series of numbers but two horizontal bars, a more serious repair is necessary. The instrumentation will be replaced completely by a part equipped with the most recent update. All costs are covered by the builder.
Postal correspondence used to notify owners will be sent as of January 28, 2022.