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Jeep recalling 206,668 Cherokee SUVs globally for defective windshield wipers

Static buildup can disable the module that powers the wipers, company says



The vulnerability was first revealed in a 2014 Jeep Cherokee earlier this month. PHOTO: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Almost 20,000 Canadian vehicles will be affected by Fiat Chrysler’s recall order. PHOTO: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

DETROIT—Fiat Chrysler is recalling 206,668 Jeep Cherokee SUVs because the windshield wipers can stop working unexpectedly.

Cherokees from the 2014 model year are affected. There are 158,671 in the U.S., 18,366 in Canada and 3,582 in Mexico. The rest were sold outside North America.

Fiat Chrysler says static buildup may occur if the wipers are used when it’s dry. Static buildup can affect the module that powers the wipers and potentially disable them.

The company says it’s not aware of any accidents or injuries related to the issue.

Customers will be notified and dealers will repair the vehicles for free.

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