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Chrysler recalls model year 2018 Jeep Cherokee all-wheel-drive vehicles

The vehicle could suffer a loss of drive or move while in the "Park" position

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Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 702 model year 2018 Jeep Cherokee all-wheel-drive vehicles.

The bearing cage for the right front halfshaft assembly may not have been properly heat treated, possibly resulting in the bearing cage breaking and a potential halfshaft assembly failure.

If the halfshaft bearing cage breaks, the halfshaft may not be able to transmit engine power, causing a loss of drive or it can allow the vehicle to move while in the "Park" position. Either condition may increase the risk of a crash.

What to do

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front right halfshaft assemblies, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin September 14, 2018.

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is U78.

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