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Jeep Grand Cherokee

Honda, Jeep Issue Recalls for Camera, Spring Coil, and Engine Problems

June 23, 2023
These recalls range from not a huge issue to "You might want to get that checked."

Honda Camera Recall

1.2 million vehicles in the U.S. are being recalled by Honda Motor due to an issue with a rearview camera image, says the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). A faulty coaxial cable connection is suspected to be at the heart of the issue causing the rearview camera image to not appear.

Vehicles affected are some of the 2018 to 2023 Odyssey, 2019 to 2022 Pilot, and 2019 to 2023 Passport models.

Previously, Honda had extended the warranty to vehicles affected by the issue in 2021. Since May 2017, Honda has said it has received over 273,000 warranty claims related to the issue. There have been no reports of injuries or deaths related to the recall.

Owners can take their affected vehicles to a Honda dealer where they will install an improved cable harness between the existing display audio and vehicle terminal connections and a straightening cover over the vehicle cable connector to properly connect the audio display unit. 

There is no mention of the coaxial cable brand or model.

Jeep Issues 3 Recalls for Spring Coils, Diesel & Hybrid Engines

Stellantis, the parent company of Chrysler Jeep, has issued a recall of about 330,000 Grand Cherokee and Grand Cherokee L vehicles. The culprit is a faulty rear coil spring that was not assembled correctly in the suspension system. The coil spring works to absorb any extra impact generated from bumps on the road and supports the whole vehicle’s weight onto the axles.

The vehicles affected are 2022 to 2023 Cherokee and 2021 to 2023 Grand Cherokee L SUVs.

Claims have been made that the coil spring could detach spontaneously while driving, resulting in loss of control and leading to accidents or injury. Jeep addressed the NHTSA and stated that the rear coil springs aren’t inherently defective, but have been placed incorrectly between December 2020 and May 2023.

As of now, no injuries or accidents have been reported relating to this manufacturing malfunction.

The report detailed that only 13% of the 331,401 Cherokees are likely to have the spring issue. Any vehicles built after May 31 are in the clear.

Unfortunately, that's not all. 

Jeep has also recalled the Grand Cherokee for two other issues: diesel engines and plug-in hybrid problems.

Affecting 80,629 units, diesel vehicles with the EcoDiesel engine have been recalled for stalling and not restarting. The majority of these 80,000 vehicles affected are the 2014 to 2019 Ram 1500 pickup trucks and 2014 to 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokees with the EcoDiesel engine: a 3.0-liter turbo-diesel V-6 engine. 

It has even been reported that the vehicles are stalling while in motion, increasing the risk of accidents and injury. The remedy is a software flash that will cause a check engine light to illuminate if the tone wheel fails. Jeep says this will prevent an engine stall. 

The third recall affects the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe plug-in hybrid model totaling over 12,000 vehicles. The 2.0-liter inline-4 engine can shut down due to communication loss between the transmission and the hybrid control modules while driving.

There have been only 23 instances of this issue occurring with no reports of accidents or injuries. The remedy is to update the calibration software. 

For all of these recall issues, Chrysler says it will contact Grand Cherokee owners through the mail about the process of repairs and recalls by July 28 and will pay for repairs as long as owners produce a receipt of service from the dealership.