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Recalls continue to plague the Jeep brand in 2023. Today, two recalls by the NHTSA for the Jeep Compass, Grand Cherokee, and Wagoneer SUVs involve over 340,000 vehicles. The largest is for the 2022 and 2023 Jeep Compass at 181,999 vehicles. And the recalls for the Grand Cherokee and Wagoneer involve 162,713 of the SUVs. The Grand Cherokee L models in this recall are 2021 to 2023, while the Grand Cherokee and Wagoneers are from the 2022 to 2024 model years. 

According to the recall, body control modules for Jeep Compass SUVs may have incorrect programming. This can cause instrument panel backlighting not to be adjustable. Federal motor vehicle standards require two or more brightness levels to be available. The fix is updating the body control module software. Also, certain body control modules sold separately through Mopar Parts will also need the update. 

For both the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Wagoneer models, certain vehicles have defective central vision processing and park assist modules (CVPAM). The result is the software may not allow for imaging on the media screen. This happens mostly when the Jeeps are in reverse. Owners must bring their cars to a Jeep dealer for the software update to fix the problem. 

Hasn’t Jeep had a lot of recalls so far this year?

2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee front 3/4 view
2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee | Stellantis

This past June, the NHTSA issued a recall for 2021 to 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokees over rear coil springs detaching from chassis. Obviously, this can be a dangerous situation. Over 330,000 Grand Cherokees were part of the recall. 

Another ongoing safety recall campaign from July 2023 is for 2022 to 2023 Grand Cherokee and 2021 to 2023 Grand Cherokee L SUVs over steering columns being defective. Steering shafts can disconnect from their u-joints, which causes a loss of steering. This recall number is 58A for reference. 

The potential for fire has also caused several Jeep recalls

2023 Jeep Grand Wagoneer L side view
Jeep Grand Wagoneer L | Stellantis

In April of this year, Jeep issued a recall for 2018 to 2023 Wranglers and 2020 to 2023 Gladiators clutch pressure plates in manual transmission-equipped models overheating. The result could be fracturing the pressure plate as well as an increase in fire risk. Hot debris can also land on roadways which can cause a crash by vehicles in proximity of the pressure plate failures.

The next month, a risk of fire would require a 2020 to 2023 Wrangler recall. A frame stud could potentially puncture the gas tank in a crash. This can cause fuel to leak onto the exhaust or other ignition source, resulting in a fire. 

How many Jeep models have been recalled in 2023?

Red 2023 Jeep Compass SUV on dirt
2023 Jeep Compass SUV | Stellantis

Exploding Jeep Wrangler and Gladiator Manual Transmission Clutches Force Recall: No Fix Yet

Finally, a recall for 2021 to 2023 Jeep Wrangler and Gladiator pickups, as well as 2022 to 2023 Ram trucks, was issued. All of the vehicles in this recall have a 3.0-liter diesel engine. The issue is high-pressure fuel pump failure, causing engines to stall. This problem was also affecting various other manufacturers’ diesel-equipped trucks. 

The issue could also affect other components in the fuel system due to pieces of the Bosch fuel pumps getting into fuel lines. So not only must dealers replace the high-pressure pumps but possibly several other components too. 

Jeep’s growing list of recalls signals a need for it to up its quality game. With this recall, over one million Jeep vehicles have gotten recalls in 2023. Should you have any questions or concerns about your Jeep model, you can contact the NHTSA for more information.