Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling all of its 2014 Jeep Cherokees with a 3.2 liter engine because of a flaw in the transmission.
The defect affects almost 82,000 vehicles. Those Jeeps have a valve in the transmission that can become stuck. The transmission will then unexpectedly shift into neutral. The sudden loss of power can trigger a crash, the automaker said.
Jeep wants owners to bring the Cherokees to dealers, where technicians will update the transmission software, free of charge.
The company said it will reimburse owners who have experienced the problem but paid a dealer to fix the defect. Those customers must send the original receipt or other proof of payment to the company for confirmation of the expense.
The recall is expected to begin August 2. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler’s number for this recall is V69.