Chrysler recalls 2014 Grand Cherokees over head lamps

July 16, 2013
When switching between running lights and parking lights, headlamps can turn off.

Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2014, non-SRT trimmed, Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured Jan. 14, 2013, through March 20, 2013 equipped with premium headlamps, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In the affected vehicles, when switching between daytime running lights and parking lights, electrical spikes may cause the parking lamps to turn off. Without properly functioning parking lamps these vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, "Lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."

Without parking lamps, the vehicle may not be as visible to other vehicles, increasing the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the central body controller software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in August 2013. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N42.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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