Chrysler brought back the Jeep Cherokee in 2014, after being out of production for over a decade. While the Jeep Grand Cherokee had been one of Chrysler’s less problematic products, the new Jeep Cherokees have some very serious safety issues. I have had multiple clients describe an axle wobble in these vehicles, mostly at low speeds. A wobble in the suspension would cause critical parts to wear prematurely and could cause a loss of control, even low speeds.
A second issue my clients have described to me with the 2014 and 2015 Jeep Cherokees is unintended acceleration. The RPMs at times will jump and the speed will increase on its own for a few seconds. My clients have reported that the speed continued to increase only for a very short time, but an uncontrolled acceleration even for a few seconds can be deadly in a number of situations, such as in close traffic, near pedestrians or going around turns.
As the number of reports of these issues increase, Chrysler will hopefully issue recalls to repair these problems. Until then, take your vehicle to a Chrysler authorized dealership immediately if you experience either of these issues. If the problem is not repaired after reasonable number of repair visits, contact Roseman Law Firm at 800-745-5259 or email us now t see if you have a claim under your state’s Lemon Law.