Chrysler Recalling Over 330,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees To Address A Steering Wheel Problem

( – When vehicles are rolled out to the public, there’s always a chance that the manufacturer could issue a recall if they happen to discover a problem. Some are minor, and others address a serious problem that could result in injury or death. Chrysler recently recalled more than 330,000 of one of its top vehicles because of the latter.

The recall notice was posted on Tuesday, February 27, by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and affects the 2022–2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2021–2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee L vehicles. The issue resides in the upper control arm pinch bolts. They could come loose, causing the steering knuckle and upper control arm ball joint to separate. If that happens, it could cause the driver to lose control of the car.

Chrysler expects to mail out owner notification letters in mid-April. They can then take their car to the dealership and have those bolts replaced for free. As of the time of writing, there have been no crashes or injuries related to this specific recall.

The Jeep manufacturer isn’t the only automaker to issue a recall this year. On February 21, Toyota recalled several of its vehicles, including the 2022–2024 models of the Lexus LX600, Tundra, and Tundra Hybrid. The notice also includes the 2023–2034 Sequoia Hybrid. A statement on the company website said these vehicles have a flaw where “certain parts of the transmission may not immediately disengage” when the driver places the car in neutral. That may result in the vehicles “inadvertently creep[ing] forward,” which could lead to a crash. This notice involves approximately 280,000 vehicles.

Toyota issued another recall a week later, this time for its Tacoma pickup trucks from 2022 and 2023, this one involving welding debris that could affect the stability of the rear-axle assembly. That debris could “cause nuts to loosen over time and eventually fall off,” which would separate a part from the axle and “affect vehicle stability and brake performance.” Approximately 381,000 trucks are part of the recall.

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