Loose Coil Springs Add to New Jeep Grand Cherokee’s Woes

Published on June 14, 2023 in Recalls by Guillaume Rivard

The latest Jeep Grand Cherokee is clearly more refined and more technologically advanced than its predecessor (not to mention more expensive, obviously), but as is often the case with brand new models, a number of issues and kinks need to be ironed out. And this goes for the three-row Grand Cherokee L, as well.

A few weeks ago, we reported about the intermediate steering shaft possibly separating from the universal joint on some units and causing a loss of steering.

Now, the automaker is warning against rear coil springs that may detach while driving due to improper installation on the assembly line, which sounds fairly alarming. The good news is that no accidents or injuries directly related to this problem have been reported so far.

There are more than 331,000 Grand Cherokee and Grand Cherokee L SUVs affected, covering the 2022-2023 model years. Most of them are in North America, including nearly 15,000 in Canada.

Photo: Antoine Joubert

Units equipped with the Quadra-Lift air suspension are in the clear, just like those built after May 31, 2023.

Owners will receive a mailed notice starting in late July, the automaker said. They will have to take their vehicle to a dealer where technicians will carry out an inspection of the rear suspension and replace components if necessary, at no cost.

This is already the seventh recall involving the new Grand Cherokee, which shouldn’t come as a big surprise given that the previous generation had one of the longest lists of recalls in the entire industry.

Watch: 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Overland Review

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