🚗💥”Boing Boing!” 354K Jeeps Globetrotting with Unruly Springs!🌎
TL:DR; Stellantis, the parent company of Jeep, is on a spring cleaning spree, recalling 354,000 Jeeps because of dodgy coil springs that could bid adieu while the vehicle’s zooming around. The truant springs, which seem to have a mind of their own, could cause a crash, transforming highways into obstacle courses. Can we call it an automotive game of “Snakes and Ladders”?
Rolling into the main story, Jeep aficionados, gear up for a fun fact. More than 354,000 Jeeps, including the 2022 and 2023 Grand Cherokee and the 2021 to 2023 Grand Cherokee L SUVs, have been graced with a recall notice from Stellantis. And why, you ask? 🤔 The coil springs at the back of these hunky vehicles decided they’ve had enough and are jumping ship while the Jeep is still running! Now, isn’t that some fast and furious action?
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in documents released on Tuesday, cited incorrectly installed coil springs during production as the reason behind this vehicular rebellion. These spring breakers, pardon the pun, have the potential to increase crash risks and may well turn our roads into real-life versions of “Mario Kart”. So, could this be the adventure ride Jeep owners never signed up for?
As of May 25, Stellantis stated it had 17 warranty claims, two customer assistance reports, and two field reports in its kitty, all potentially triggered by this issue. No reports of crashes or injuries, though. But, how many games of “Dodge the Spring” were played on the roads, we wonder? 🧐
Now, here’s a piece of good news – Jeep SUVs with air suspensions are breathing easy as they’re not on the recall list. Dealers will be playing detective, inspecting springs and replacing assemblies if required. For all you owners out there, don’t be surprised if a letter lands in your mailbox around July 28, summoning your Jeep to the auto-doc!
So, as we move to the question of the day, we wonder: While Stellantis is working on fixing these wild springs, how much fun (or fright) do you think Jeep drivers around the world are having with this new off-road experience, right on their city streets? 🚘💨
Disclaimer: This story is for informational purposes only and does not provide or substitute for legal, financial, or safety advice. If you own one of these Jeeps and are concerned about your safety, please contact your local dealership or Stellantis directly. Turnt Up News does not recommend any action based on this information.