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2014-16 Jeep Cherokee recalled for seat fix: 61 vehicles affected

Jeep has issued a recall for 61 of its 2014 to 2016 model-year ‘KL’ Cherokee SUVs over concerns one of the seat fasteners may not have been tightened properly. Due to a manufacturing fault, the company reports the seat fastener may not have been tightened to proper torque specification. A loose seat fastener could increase the risk of injury to occupants in the event of a collision...

2014-16 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk recalled for wheel spats fix

Jeep has issued a recall for 1705 of its 2014-2016 model-year ‘KL’ Cherokee Trailhawk SUVs over concerns some vehicles may not have been installed with wheel flare protection spats. According to the manufacturer, the affected Cherokees have left the factory without the spats installed. As a result, these vehicles do not comply with Australian Design Rule 42/04 - General Safety Equipment...

2014-15 Jeep Cherokee recalled for wiring fix - UPDATE

UPDATE: This article originally suggested the compact Renegade has also been recalled in Australia. Although part of the wider global recall, Australian-market Renegades are not affected. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Australia has recalled 7201 examples of its 2014-2015 Cherokee SUV this week, as part of a wider global recall to address an electrical issue...

Jeep 75th Anniversary Limited Edition specials hit Australia

Jeep will celebrate its 75th anniversary with a raft of limited-edition special models, all paying homage to the military history of the Jeep nameplate. Say hello to the new 75th Anniversary variants of the Renegade, Cherokee, Wrangler and Grand Cherokee. Across those models, there will be unique green exterior colours, satin bronze wheels, bronze and orange exterior accents and 75th Anniversary badging...

2015-2016 Jeep Cherokee, 2015 Compass and Patriot recalled: Tailgate control, steering pump fire concerns

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Australia has issued recall notices for nearly 4000 of its Jeep SUV models this week, affecting the all-new Cherokee and the ageing Compass and Patriot twins. Owners of 2499 new-generation 2015-2016 Cherokee SUVs will be contacted over concerns that a potential short circuit could cause corrosion to occur in the powered tailgate’s control module...

Medium SUVs coming in 2016

Mainstream medium SUVs Kia Sportage – January Haval H6 — Q2 Mahindra XUV 500 update – January for the manual, Q2 for the auto Jeep Cherokee 75th Anniversary – Q2 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV update – mid 2016 Renault Koleos – Q4 Ford Kuga update – late 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan – Q4 Luxury medium SUVs Porsche Macan GTS – January Audi SQ5 TDI Plus – Q2 Range Rover Evoque Convertible – July Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe – late 2016/early 2017  ...

Jeep Cherokee recalled for air-conditioning hose issue

Fiat Chrysler Australia has recalled the current ‘KL’ Jeep Cherokee SUV, over a potentially hazardous installation of the vehicle’s air-conditioning hose. The carmaker reports that the hose may have been misrouted during production, which could lead to contact with the engine exhaust manifold...

2016 Jeep Cherokee lands new 2.2 diesel in Europe: Australian launch still to be confirmed

The 2016 Jeep Cherokee has come in for a handy powertrain update overseas, picking up Fiat Chrysler’s new 2.2 litre MultiJet II diesel engine. Produced at the company’s Pratola Serra plant in Italy, the new Euro 6-compliant engine is offered in two states of tune: 136kW and 147kW, both offering 440Nm of torque at 2500rpm...

Jeep Cherokee, Grand Cherokee Blackhawk specials launched

The Jeep Cherokee Blackhawk and Jeep Grand Cherokee Blackhawk special editions have arrived in Australia, bringing a host of sinister styling enhancements to the American brand’s top-selling SUVs. The Cherokee gets the Blackhawk treatment for the first time in Australia, while the Grand Cherokee Blackhawk returns for 2015 after previously proving popular with local buyers...

Jeep Cherokee will keep controversial face in forthcoming update

The mid-cycle update for the Jeep Cherokee, which is expected to debut in the middle of 2016, will retain the crossover's controversial looks, according to the brand's CEO. Not only did the latest-generation Cherokee shift to a front- and all-wheel drive car-based platform, but it also ditched the model's formerly square and sharp-edged looks for something much more organic...

Jeep Cherokee Limited diesel arrives priced at $49,000

The Jeep Cherokee SUV range has introduced a sole diesel model, the all-wheel-drive Limited, which is priced at $49,000 plus on-road costs. That price puts the Cherokee Limited diesel as the most expensive model in the range, above the previous flagship $47,500 Trailhawk V6 petrol and a full $5000 over the equivalent Limited with the 3...