Jeep recall affects Australian models: Call Northstar Jeep Brisbane North on 1300 684 782 to book in for your inspection
Posted by Bob Aldons – Northstar Chrysler Jeep Dodge
Fiat Chrysler Group has recalled 469,000 SUVs globally to fix a potential electrical problem that may cause the vehicle to automatically slip out of gear.
The recall affects around 5000 vehicles in Australia and includes models of the Jeep Commander and Jeep Grand Cherokee manufactured between 2005 and 2010.
Fiat Chrysler advises that a concern in some circuit boards is resulting in the vehicle’s transmission shifting itself into neutral. Fiat Chrysler Australia says affected owners are being contacted by mail. The rectification if required generally takes around 30 minutes to complete with a soft ware upgrade and will be at no charge to the owner of the vehicle, whether the original owner or any subsequent owner.
Managing Director of Northstar Chrysler Jeep Dodge, Bob Aldons advises customers of affected vehicles to contact his dealership as soon as possible. “The issue with this” says Mr Aldons, “Is that most of the vehicles to be recalled under this program will be in the hands of a second owner”
“We’re comfortable that owners from 2009 to 2010 will be easily contactable but those bought in the period from 2005 to 2008 at least will be owned by someone not recorded on the factory ownership record.”
“We encourage everyone driving a vehicle in this age range to call us. It’s much better to be safe and confident that all is well”
Call into Northstar Jeep at 320 Anzac Avenue Kippa-Ring on the Redcliffe Peninsula. or at 266 Morayfield Road Caboolture. We're only 15 minutes or so from Brisbane Airport and a leisurely drive down the highway from Noosa, Bundaberg, Maryborough, and a short trip from Nambour, Caloundra, Mooloolaba and Bribie Island. We also get a lot of our customers as FIDO - that's not a dog by the way, that's fly in drive out. With cheap airfares, our customers come in from Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Mt Isa and even Sydney, Melbourne and as far away as Perth.
We'll happily arrange a drive home registration and you know the best thing about this? The drive home gives you just the best running in you'll ever get. New engines love a long drive to bed everything in and you'll get the best economy you've ever experienced. Alternatively if you're time or distance poor, check us out online at www.northstarjeep.com.au or read more reviews at www.mycarreview.com.au .
Northstar Chrysler Jeep Dodge is Fiat Chrysler Groups Northern Metro Dealer of The Year for 2012 - all the more reason to discuss your Jeep needs with us. Finally, if you can't come to us, we'll come to your home, workplace or worksite - call Northstar on 1300 BNE JEEP or 1300 263 533.