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Jeep Cherokee SUVs Called Back for Faulty Turn Signals

» Posted April 10, 2024Resources | Share This Post

Jeep is recalling more than 12,000 Cherokee sport utility vehicles whose turn signals may not properly work.

Turn signals may not illuminate when the vehicles are making turns, the company recently told federal regulators. That is a potential recipe for disaster on the road.

“A turn signal unit that inadvertently self-cancels may result in surrounding drivers not receiving an indication of the intent to change vehicle direction,” Jeep said in a defect notice filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. That “can cause a vehicle crash without prior warning,” the company added.

The recall covers certain 2022 Jeep Cherokee SUVs. The company plans to notify owners of recalled vehicles via mail by May 17, Jeep told NHTSA. Owners can also check the NHTSA website to see if their vehicles have been recalled.

Jeep will ask owners of recalled SUVs to bring the vehicles to authorized service providers for inspection and repair. The company said it will also reimburse owners who have already incurred expenses related to the defect.

This is not the only safety issue facing Jeep and anyone who drives its cars. 

The company earlier this year said it was recalling some 40,000 Jeep Wrangler 4xe sport utility vehicles whose batteries could unexpectedly fail. The move marked the second recall for the same defect, which Jeep noted increased the risk of accidents.

Around the same time, NHTSA said it was closing an investigation of complaints about certain Jeep Compass SUVs shutting down unexpectedly. The agency said when it opened the probe that it had received at least 15 such complaints. In closing the investigation, NHTSA said the failures are relatively rare and vehicles can be restarted immediately after engine shutdowns.

California Jeep Owners: Know Your Lemon Law Rights 

Jeep is not alone. The world’s major auto manufacturers call back millions of vehicles every year, citing a wide range of defects that put everyone on the road in harm’s way. 

Fortunately, car owners and lessors in California have some valuable rights and protections under the state’s lemon law.

The lemon law forces car manufacturers to perform various repairs on vehicles while they are under warranty. It also requires those companies to buy back vehicles that they cannot or simply refuse to fix. That includes covering the purchase price, financing fees and other related expenses.

The law permits automakers to offer to replace the vehicle instead. However, the owner must decide whether to accept or reject this alternative arrangement.

There is no set number of repair requests or attempts that must be made before the buyback or replacement obligation kicks in. An experienced California lemon law attorney can guide you through the process, build the strongest possible claim and keep you apprised of your rights and options every step of the way.

Speak with a California Lemon Law Attorney

If you have been stuck with a defective or malfunctioning vehicle, a California lemon law attorney at Bickel Sannipoli APC can help you fight back.  

Call us at (888) 800-1983 or contact us online to speak with a California lemon law attorney.

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