The car maker says that owners are incorrectly assuming they’ve engaged Park in automatic models, only to then realise the car was still in fact free to roll.
FCA claims that the issue isn’t due to a technical fault, but rather due to drivers not correctly engaging Park. It says it is voluntarily recalling the cars in order to improve the notification lights so drivers can more clearly know when their car is in Park.
811,586 of the 1.1 million cars are in the US, and close to 69,000 come from the surrounding countries of Canada and Mexico. Of the remaining quarter of a million cars, 4621 are in the UK.
Though no reports of injury or Park issues have been reported here, FCA says it will be voluntarily recalling the cars anyway to make the same improvements. It is thought that only Jeep Grand Cherokee owners will be affected in the UK.
The car maker will be issuing dealerships with the VIN numbers of eligible vehicles, in order for them to contact owners individually to arrange the fix.