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post #1 of 301 Old 05-11-2013, 10:21 AM Thread Starter
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recall 2005 to 2010 Grand Cherokees, 2006 to 2010 Commanders

Chrysler recalls almost 470,000 Jeep SUVs
11:34 a.m. EDT May 11, 2013

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/...-suvs/2152265/

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Safety officials say the Jeep SUVs at startup can shift into neutral without warning
The recall is for 2006 to 2010 Commanders and 2005 to 2010 Grand Cherokees
The issue has been the cause of 26 crashes and two injuries
DETROIT (AP) Chrysler is recalling 469,000 Jeep SUVs worldwide because they can shift into neutral without warning on startup.

The recall affects 2005 to 2010 Grand Cherokees and 2006 to 2010 Commanders.

U.S. safety regulators say cracks in a circuit board can cause a faulty signal as the SUVs are being started. If the vehicles shift into neutral they can roll away.

Chrysler says the problem has caused 26 crashes and two injuries.

Chrysler will notify owners and dealers will update software to take care of the problem. Chrysler found cracks in a circuit board that turns the four-wheel-drive system on and off.

Repairs will be made at no cost to owners.

The recall covers 295,000 vehicles in the U.S., 28,500 in Canada, and 4,200 in Mexico. The remaining 141,000 are outside North America.

The company says in documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Administration that it began looking into the problem after a customer complained that an SUV rolled away in January of 2012 after being started remotely.



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post #2 of 301 Old 05-11-2013, 10:53 AM
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Well, that's interesting. I wonder which circuit board that is, and if the CRDs are included. If it is the shifter circuit board it'd be nice if they upgraded it for us for free.

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Eh, never mind:

http://www.enewspf.com/latest-news/r...-vehicles.html

They aren't going to fix anything, just implement a workaround...
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I wonder if they will notify us or wait until an issue pops up.
How does a crack in a circuit board get repaired by a software update?


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a FW flash can bypass certain circuits - maybe they figured out how to "burn out" the area affected by the crack(s)

from what I read in the links, this is for 4WD models only since the problem affects the transfer case (which 2WD doesn't have)
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How does a crack in a circuit board get repaired by a software update?
Going just from the details in the article, they're probably updating the software to ignore transfer case shift inputs or disable shifting during crank.

Won't fix the crack (which apparently has no other symptoms) but it solves the problem of remote starting and rolling away because you were too lazy to set the parking brake.

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now mom has a 05 wk but it has the all-time (not selectable) 4x4 system (w.e its called) is that affected? or just the ones with selectable transfer case

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http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/owners/...nnBp!984404810

http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs...3V175-1433.pdf

looks like the recall only affects vehicles with the 245 transfer case installed

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now mom has a 05 wk but it has the all-time (not selectable) 4x4 system (w.e its called) is that affected? or just the ones with selectable transfer case
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http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/owners/...nnBp!984404810

http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs...3V175-1433.pdf

looks like the recall only affects vehicles with the 245 transfer case installed
WK's don't have selectable transfer cases. You either have 2WD or full-time 4WD. Does your mom have low range? If she does, then she has the NV245 transfer case, regardless if she has the QDII or QTII 4X4 system. If she has QTI (no low range, but still full-time 4WD), then she has the NV140 single speed transfer case.

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ok, thank you, yea she doesnt have low range thats what i meant by selectable lol, im a wj guy, dont know much about her wk, but she wanted to know if it fell under the recall

learning something new everyday about her wk lol

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Do I need to re flash back to stock from the GDE ECO Tune before having the dealer update the software?

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Do I need to re flash back to stock from the GDE ECO Tune before having the dealer update the software?
I would just to be safe... its never a good idea to have any after market programmers installed when the dealer is in there messing around with the computers in your vehicle

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Good call on replacing the stock tune! I'd say just do it to be safe
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Hopefully I am not part of the recall......

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Just use your hand brake when parked, I think this is the best way to avoid any incident.

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