Jeep has issued a recall on the Grand Cherokee 4X4, for some potential problems in the electrical circuit.
The recall notice says that the “alternator of the affected models may experience diode thermal fatigue due to cyclical loads induced by the electro-hydraulic power steering (EHPS).”
In short, if your alternator on your late-model Grand Cherokee carks it, or you’re going through batteries too often, give Jeep a call to get it sorted out. There is also a chance of the diode really going belly-up and shorting out, which could lead to all sorts of exciting stories to tell around the campfire.
The recall affects 9,566 vehicles in total, also including the Chrysler 300C sedan. Based on that, we’re going to assume it’s vehicles with the 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 that are affected.
Follow this link to read more about the recall, and see the full list of affected vehicles.