Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FAC) has issued a voluntary recall of 164,000 Jeep Cherokee SUVs globally due to problems its power liftgates could give to owners.
FCA said in a statement an error was discovered in the assembly process this month that could lead to a component in those vehicles to break. When this happens, the driver could end up with “rear-end instability and/or reduced braking power.”
It urged owners to stop driving them and put forward the cars for an on-site inspection. Owners can call FCA customer service at 800-853-1403. Included in the recall are model-year 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durango SUVs produced from June 12 through June 20.
About 5,608 are believed to be in the U.S. Canada has 255 while 65 are in Mexico.
Customers are advised to log on this website to see if their vehicles are affected. They will be required to enter a VIN number found at the base of the SUVs’ windshields and inside the door.