Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2005-2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured February 11, 2004, through March 9, 2010; and 2006-2010 Jeep Commander vehicles manufactured January 31, 2005, through March 10, 2010. A transfer case electrical failure may result in an unintentional shifting of the transfer case into the neutral position.
If the vehicle shifts into neutral, it may roll away increasing the risk of a crash or personal injury.
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will reflash the final drive controller which governs the transfer case, with new software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in June 2013. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N23.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
Side Rear Passenger
Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.
NHTSA Rollover Rating
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).
3.7L V6 "Power Tech" engine w/standard duty cooling system
5-speed automatic transmission
3.07 axle ratio
Rear wheel drive
Pwr steering cooler
Normal duty suspension
730-amp maintenance-free battery
P235/65R17 all-season BSW tires
17" alloy wheels
Full size spare tire w/matching wheel
Pwr rack & pinion steering
Pwr anti-lock 4-wheel disc brakes
20.5 gallon fuel tank
Roof side rails
Liftgate integrated rear spoiler
Body color grille
Molding-inc: bodyside, sill, black belt
Body color fascias
Fold away pwr mirrors
Deep tinted sunscreen glass
Flip-up liftgate glass
Variable intermittent windshield wipers
Rear window wiper/washer
Front license plate bracket
Accent color license plate brow
Cloth low-back front bucket seats w/lumbar adjustment
8-way pwr driver seat
60/40 folding rear seat
Full-length floor console
Full floor carpeting-inc: cargo compartment
Front/rear floor mats
Tilt steering column
Instrument cluster w/tachometer
Vehicle information center
Traveler/mini trip computer
Pwr windows w/driver 1-touch feature
Pwr door locks
Pwr accessory delay
Enhanced accident response system
Remote keyless entry
Sentry Key theft deterrent system
Rear window defroster
AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: CD changer control, (6) speakers
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