May 12, 2022 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 22V327000
Flashing hazard lights during braking may cause confusion for other drivers, increasing the risk of a crash.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V327
Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US, LLC)
Components EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Potential Number of Units Affected 20
Chrysler (FCA US, LLC) is recalling certain 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Grand Cherokee L vehicles. The vehicle’s hazard lights may flash when the brake pedal is applied. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.”
Dealers will update the body control module, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed May 26, 2022. Owners may contact FCA US, LLC customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US, LLC’s number for this recall is Z41.
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.nhtsa.gov.
New Safety Recall Advanced Communication – Z41
REASON FOR THIS SAFETY RECALL
Some of the above vehicles may flash the hazard lights during certain braking events. If the hazard lights flash during a braking event, following drivers may become confused by the additional lighting, which can cause a vehicle crash without prior warning.
The condition described above does not comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (“FMVSS”) 108 Table 1-a which requires that stop lamps shall be “steady burning.” Vehicles that activate the hazard lights when the brake pedal is applied are not steady burning.
FCA US will conduct a voluntary safety recall to update configuration parameters in the body control module. The remedy for this condition is not currently available. Dealers will be notified of the launch of this safety recall by way of established communication methods. This recall is estimated to launch in 2nd Quarter of 2022.
Dealer Service Instructions for:
Safety Recall Z41 / NHTSA 22V-327 Hazards Flash While Braking
NOTE: Some vehicles above may have been identified as not involved in this recall and therefore have been excluded from this recall.
IMPORTANT: Some of the involved vehicles may be in dealer new vehicle inventory. Federal law requires you to complete this recall service on these vehicles before retail delivery. Dealers should also consider this requirement to apply to used vehicle inventory and should perform this recall on vehicles in for service. Involved vehicles can be determined by using the VIP inquiry process.
The hazard signals on about 20 of the above vehicles may flash during certain braking events. If the hazard lights flash during a braking event, following drivers may become confused by the additional lighting, which can cause a vehicle crash without prior warning.
Use wiTech to reconfigure the Body Control Module (BCM).
No parts are required to perform this service procedure.
No parts return required for this campaign.
The following special tools are required to perform this repair:
|➢ NPN||wiTECH MDP (Mopar Diagnostic Pod)|
|➢ NPN||Laptop Computer|
|➢ NPN||wiTECH Software|
- Reconfigure the BCM
- Open the hood. Install a battery charger and verify that the charging rate provides 13.0 to 13.5 volts. Do not allow the charger to time out during the flash process. Set the battery charger timer (if so equipped) to continuous charge.
NOTE: Use an accurate stand-alone voltmeter. The battery charger volt meter may not be sufficiently accurate. If voltage reading is too high, apply an electrical load by activating the park or headlamps and/or HVAC blower motor to lower the voltage.
- Place the ignition in the “RUN” position.
- Connect the wiTECH MDP to the vehicle data link connector.
- Open the wiTECH 2.0 website.
- Enter your “User id” and “Password” and your “Dealer Code”, then select “Sign In” at the bottom of the screen. Click “Accept”.
- From the “Vehicle Selection” screen, select the vehicle to be updated.
- From the “Action Items” screen, from the left column, select “Guided Diagnostics”.
- Select “Restore Vehicle Configuration” and follow on-screen prompts.
NOTE: If the “Restore Vehicle Configuration” option is not available, the vehicle is up to date. Claim the “Restore Vehicle Configuration” LOP to close the recall.
1 Affected Product
6 Associated Documents
Remedy Instructions and TSB
Noncompliance Notice 573 ReportRCLRPT-22V327-2327
ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)RCONL-22V327-5141
ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577) (already remedied)
Latest Recalls Documents
Chrysler Recommended J2534 Devices
|J2534 Device||Firmware Version|
|CTC Vehicle Box *||1.9|
|Blue Streak -2534 Global Programmer||2.10|
|Actia I+ME Passthru||2.07|
* Chrysler recommends the CTC Vehicle Box Device for Chrysler SCI ECU reprogramming. SCI reprogramming is used on most PCMs and TCMs prior to the introduction of CAN bus vehicles which began in 2004 (Durango).
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Download the Setup Utility
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(Once subscription and users are assigned to a tool please follow this link to access wiTECH)
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