22E062 – Z51 Taillamp & Side Marker Inoperative – Mopar

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July 28, 2022 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 22E062000

Damaged Tail Light Side Marker Assembly/FMVSS 108

A tail light side marker that does not illuminate can reduce vehicle visibility to other drivers, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 22E062

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US, LLC)

Components EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Potential Number of Units Affected 668

 

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US, LLC) is recalling certain Mopar Lamp Assemblies, tail light right with part number 68421132AD, and tail light left with part number 68421133AD. The tail light side marker assemblies may be damaged and not illuminate. As such, these tail light assemblies fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 108, “Lamp, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.”

 

Remedy

Dealers will replace the tail light assemblies, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed on June 8, 2023. Owners may contact FCA US, LLC customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US, LLC’s number for this recall is Z51.

 

Notes

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 – Z51

FCA US LLC (FCA US) has announced an equipment safety recall on certain Mopar Taillamps part numbers (PN’s): 68421132AD and 68421133AD

 

REASON FOR THIS SAFETY RECALL

Customers may have purchased the above Taillamps PN’s which may have been built with a damaged taillamp/side marker and may have a nonfunctional taillamp/side marker. Vehicles with inoperative taillamp/side marker may result in an approaching vehicle being unaware of the position and dimensions of the vehicle and can cause a crash without prior warning.

The condition described above does not comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108 requires each vehicle to be equipped with at least two red steady burning taillamp-side markers.

 

SERVICE ACTION

FCA US will conduct a voluntary safety recall on all affected parts to replace the tail lamps assemblies. Dealers will be notified of the launch of this safety recall by way of established communication methods. This recall is estimated to launch in 3rd Quarter of 2022.

 


June 2023

Dealer Service Instructions for:

Equipment Safety Recall Z51
NHTSA 22E-062
Taillamps 

 

Subject

FCA US LLC (FCA US) has announced an equipment safety recall on certain Mopar Taillamp part numbers: 68421132AD and 68421133AD

Dealers may have purchased taillamps intended for the following vehicles:

2021 – 2022 (WL) Jeep Grand Cherokee
2021 – 2022 (WL) Jeep Grand Cherokee L

 

REASON FOR THIS SAFETY RECALL

FCA US records indicate that customers may have purchased a Mopar Taillamp for their vehicle. The taillamps listed above may have been built with a damaged taillamp/side marker that may be or become nonfunctional. Vehicles with inoperative taillamp/side marker may result in an approaching vehicle being unaware of the position and dimensions of the vehicle and can cause a crash without prior warning.

The condition described above does not comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108 requires each vehicle to be equipped with at least two red steady burning taillamp-side markers.

 

Repair

FCA US will conduct a voluntary safety recall on all affected parts to inspect and replace the suspect taillamp’s, if installed on a vehicle, or exchange any lamps not yet installed on a vehicle.

Dealers are required to return all affected taillamps which were uninstalled and repurchased.

 

Parts Information

Part Number Description
68421132AD LAMP (Right Body Mount Taillamp)
68421133AD LAMP (Left Body Mount Taillamp)

 

Part Number Description
CSLNZ503AA Part Package
Each package contains the following components:
Quantity Description
1 GROMMET, Taillamp, Inboard
1 GROMMET, Taillamp, Outboard

 

Parts Return

No parts return is required for lamps tested on vehicle and replaced. Render those taillamps unusable and discard.

Parts return is required for all affected taillamps which were uninstalled and repurchased.

 

Special Tools

The following special tools are required to perform on vehicle inspection:

➢2086400080 Lux Light Meter
➢2086500080 Kit, Lux Light Meter Adapter Guides WL

Kit conatins:

2086501080 – Guide, Left Side

2086502080 – Guide, Right Side

 

Important information regarding Mopar Essential Tools:

  • 2086400080 – Lux Light Meter
  • 2086500080 Kit, Lux Light Meter Adapter Guides for WL

 

  • One (1) Mopar Essential Tool “2086400080 Lux Light Meter” and “2086500080 Kit, Lux Light Meter Adapter Guides for WL” was shipped to every dealer the week of May 26, 2023. Please ensure the Light Meter and Adapter Guides are kept in a secure location to be utilized for the duration of this campaign.

 

  • If there are any questions regarding delivery of the Mopar Essential Tools “2086400080 Lux Light Meter” and “2086500080 Kit, Lux Light Meter Adapter Guides for WL” contact the Mopar Essential Tool Call Center at ( 1-855-298-2687 / moparessentialtools.com ).

 

  • Additional tools are available in limited quantities, if required. Utilize the above Mopar Essential Tool Call Center or website to submit a request.

 

Over Counter Exchange of Uninstalled Taillamps

 

A. Taillamp Inspection Procedure for Over Counter Exchange

  1. Inspect the taillamp build date which is found on the part label as shown below. Suspect taillamps have a build date prior to Nov. 10, 2021 (Figure 1).
  • Build date is prior to Nov. 10, 2021. Suspect lamp, exchange for a NEW taillamp.
  • Build date is Nov. 10, 2021, or later. Good lamp, return to customer.

 

Service Procedure

NOTE: The following process is for taillamps installed on vehicles. Not for over the counter exchange of uninstalled taillamps.

NOTE: Taillamp illumination test MUST be performed indoors, vehicle should not be exposed to direct sunlight, it will affect the result of the test.

 

B. Taillamp Illumination Test Procedure

  1. 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 inspection process.  Set the battery charger timer (if so equipped) to continuous charge.

 

  1. Rotate the headlamp switch to illuminate the parking lamps.

 

  1. Lamps must remain on for 10 minutes before performing test.

 

  1. Open the liftgate.

 

  1. Using window cleaner, clean the lens on both rear taillamps (Figure 2).

 

  1. Position the Right-Hand or Left-Hand lux light meter Adapter Guide on the taillamp up against the locators so that the guide is fully seated and holds itself in place (Figure 3).

 

  1. Obtain the handheld light meter, and power it ON, make sure settings are in Lux and Range, 1x (Figure 4).

 

NOTE: If necessary, refer to the light meter instruction manual regarding meter operation and settings.

 

  1. Remove the cap from the top of the luxmeter exposing the light sensor (white ball) (Figure 4).

 

NOTE: Lamps must be ON and have remained ON continuously for 10 minutes before performing this test.

 

  1. Insert the light sensor (white ball) portion of the luxmeter into the opening of the adapter guide until it is a snug fit (Figure 5).

 

 

  1. Read & Record the Lux measurement output (output will continuously jump a tenth or so).

 

  1. Repeat on the other side, using the applicable other side adapter guide.

 

  1. Was the illumination value equal to or greater than 200 Lux?
  • Yes: Taillamp test passed, No further service needed
  • No: Proceed to section Taillamp Replacement Procedure

 

B. Taillamp Replacement Procedure (Left Side Illustrated, Right Side Similar).

  1. Using a trim tool, remove the fir clip on taillamp trim (Figure 6).

 

  1. Remove the taillamp fastener then remove the lamp (Figure 7).

 

  1. Disconnect the wire harness electrical connector (Figure 8).

 

  1. Using a plastic trim stick remove the two upper grommets as shown in (Figure 9), then insert two NEW grommets.

 

  1. Connect the wire harness electrical connector to the NEW lamp (Figure 8).

 

  1. Align the taillamp to the grommets and push the taillamp assembly into the body opening, install the screw and tighten securely (Figure 7).

 

  1. Install the taillamp trim and fir clip (Figure 6).

 

  1. Close the liftgate and return the vehicle to the customer.

 

Owner Notification and Service Scheduling

All involved vehicle owners known to FCA are being notified of the service requirement by first class mail.  They are requested to schedule appointments for this service with their dealers.  A generic copy of the owner letter is attached.

 

RCRIT-22E062-7901

 


Chronology :

  • On January 19, 2022, the FCA US LLC (“FCA US”) Technical Safety and Regulatory Compliance (“TSRC”) organization opened an investigation as a result of a Dealer Communication Authorization requesting the return of Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Grand Cherokee L taillamps.
  • From January 19, 2022, through June 23, 2022, FCA US TSRC reviewed FCA US records and met with FCA US engineering to review the issue and to understand the affected components, failure mode, and determine the suspect population.
  • On June 29, 2022, the FCA US TSRC organization recognized there exists a population of vehicles built with damaged taillamp-side markers, potentially not in compliance with FMVSS No.108.
  • On July 21, 2022, FCA US determined, through the Vehicle Regulations Committee, to conduct a voluntary safety recall of the affected units.

 


1 Affected Product

Equipment

BRAND PART NO. PRODUCTION DATES
MOPAR TAIL LIGHT ASSEMBLY

 


11 Associated Documents

Miscellaneous Document – FCA US LLC Recall Part Number/Model Compatibility Z51 Taillamp and Side Marker Inoperative

RMISC-22E062-7201.pdf 212.211KB

RMISC-22E062-7201

 


Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – New Safety Recall

RCMN-22E062-6144.pdf 19.652KB

RCMN-22E062-6144

 


Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-22E062-6673.pdf 645.284KB

RCAK-22E062-6673

 


Noncompliance Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-22E062-7327.PDF 215.635KB

RCLRPT-22E062-7327

 


Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – NSRAC re Safety Recall

RCMN-22E062-9588.pdf 124.264KB

RCMN-22E062-9588

 


ISSUED Interim Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RIONL-22E062-8013.pdf 41.131KB

RIONL-22E062-8013

 


Recall 573 Report – 3/2/23

RCLRPT-22E062-5768.PDF 215.645KB

RCLRPT-22E062-5768

 


Recall 573 Report – 3/2/23

RCLRPT-22E062-7720.PDF 215.645KB

RCLRPT-22E062-7720

 


Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-22E062-7901.pdf 1016.369KB

RCRIT-22E062-7901

 


Recall Quarterly Report #1, 2023-2

RCLQRT-22E062-8478.PDF 211.149KB

RCLQRT-22E062-8478

 


Recall Quarterly Report #2, 2023-3

RCLQRT-22E062-8382.PDF 211.387KB

RCLQRT-22E062-8382

 


Latest Recalls Documents

For the Latest and Most Recent Recalls Information Visit the link below…

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=22E062&docType=RCL

 


 

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