Thursday 17 September 2020
The Consumer Protection Authority, in cooperation with Dhofar Automotive, launched a recall campaign for 7 Jeep Cherokee (KL) from the 2014 to 2017 model years, according to chassis numbers from (1C4PJMBS0EW275034) to (1C4PJMBSXHW512682).
This recall comes due to a defect in the power transmission unit in these vehicles. Relative movement in the PTU between the differential input splines and the transmission output shaft may cause some input spline teeth to wear off, which may ultimately mean power cannot be transferred between the front wheels and the transmission. This could result in a loss of drive while the vehicle is in motion and a loss of the Park function while stationary, increasing the risk of a crash without prior warning or injury to anyone outside the car, or both. Accordingly, the company will reprogram the affected vehicles using DTCM software and electronic parking brake.
These recalls confirm the efforts made by the authority in the field of traffic safety in cooperation with auto agencies, to preserve the lives and safety of consumers, and to provide the necessary protection for consumers through its constant keenness to conduct continuous reviews of all products offered in the Sultanate’s markets.