A fault with the crankshaft position sensor could cause the engine to fail, according to Jeep.
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Jeep Australia has recalled eight examples of its Grand Cherokee SUV in Australia, citing a potential fault with the crankshaft sensor.

The affected vehicles were sold between 1 October 2017 and 31 August 2020 (Model Years 2018-2020).

The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says: “In some vehicles the signal from the crankshaft position sensor may fail – this may result in an engine stall, as well as loss of the ability to restart the engine or loss of engine power.

“A sudden loss of engine power increases the risk of an accident and injury or death to vehicle occupants or other road users,” the notice continues.

A spokesperson for Jeep Australia told CarAdvice there have been no recorded instances of the fault locally, and this recall is purely a precautionary measure.

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

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