The 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Has Already Been Recalled 3 Times
The 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer is one of the newest SUVs on the block, and its luxury status has made it a highly-anticipated arrival. Yet it’s already been recalled three times, and all three of those recalls are for some pretty serious safety concerns. Here are the 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer‘s three recalls, and what you should do if you’re impacted by them.
The 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer recalls include the backup camera
The most recent of the 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer’s recalls is the Back Over Prevention recall. This deals with the backup camera. According to Consumer Reports, the 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer’s radio software may not allow the backup camera to display a rearview image. “As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 111, ‘Rear Visibility.'”This recall also involves some Wagoneers.
How do you know if your Jeep Grand Wagoneer has been recalled? You can start by checking out the NHTSA website and entering your VIN number. If your Grand Wagoneer is impacted, a dealer will reprogram the radio software for free. Luckily, Consumer Reports says that all affected Grand Wagoneer’s are still in the dealers’ inventories, but it’s always a good idea to check your vehicle for recalls to be sure.
The Jeep Grand Wagoneer’s seats have also been recalled
The second-most-recent 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer recall involves the seats. “The second-row center-seat recliner pull strap may bind on the seat trim surface, preventing the seat back from locking into the upright position. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 207, ‘Seating Systems.'” Basically, the second-row seats don’t lock. This could be a huge problem in event of a car accident. This also impacts some Wagoneers.
Letters were mailed to owners of the affected 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneers on December 23, 2021. You should still double-check to make sure that your SUV isn’t affected, as it’s not uncommon for people to miss these letters. If your vehicle is impacted, the dealer will inspect the rear center-seat strap and replace it if necessary, for free. “Owners may contact FCA US, LLC customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US, LLC’s number for this recall is Y86.”
The Grand Wagoneer’s recalls involve air bags
The third 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer recall involves the SUV’s air bags. “The Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) may have incorrect software which can disable the driver, passenger, and knee air bags without warning.” This means that in an accident, the air bags may not deploy. This could be a dangerous and even deadly problem. The recall also impacts some Jeep Grand Cherokees and Jeep Wagoneers and could involve up to almost 100,000 vehicles.
Stellantis, Jeep’s parent company, sent owner letters on December 2, 2021, but you should still check to see if your SUV is impacted. If it is, dealers will reprogram the software, free of charge. “Owners may contact FCA US, LLC customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US, LLC’s number for this recall is Y79.” The NHTSA ID number is 21V873000.
If you have a Jeep Grand Wagoneer (or Wagoneer or Grand Cherokee), you should check to see if there are any outstanding recalls on your vehicle. You don’t want to find out that something needed to be repaired and it wasn’t taken care of after you get into a car accident. Check the NHTSA website every so often to see if your vehicle has a recall.