According to the manufacturer, the differential gear splines inside the power transfer unit could fail.
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Fiat Chrysler Australia has issued a recall on a total of 2609 examples of the Jeep Cherokee (KL Series), citing a potential fault with the power transfer unit.

The affected cars have model years from 2014 to 2017, and were sold between June 2013 and June 2018.

The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says “the differential gear splines inside the Power Transfer Unit (PTU) may fail.”

“Wear on the PTU splines can cause a loss of power while the vehicle is moving and the loss of the PARK function while stationary,” it continues.

“A loss of power or 'park' function increases the risk of an accident and serious injury or death to the vehicle occupants and other road users.”

CarAdvice has contacted Fiat Chrysler Australia to find out if it has reported any incidents locally. We will update this story with its response.

A full list of vehicle identification numbers for the 2609 cars involved in the recall can be found here.

To have your vehicle checked, find your closest Jeep dealership by clicking here.