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2004-07 Jeep Cherokee recalled

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a recall for the 2004-07 Jeep 'KJ' Cherokee over concerns the rear suspension lower control arms could break. The manufacturer reports that affected vehicles may experience "excessive corrosion" on the rear control arm and, if broken, the vehicle could be harder to control – posing a hazard to drivers...

2018 Jeep Cherokee recalled

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a recall for the 2018 'KL' Cherokee equipped with the 2.4-litre petrol engine over concerns a faulty fuel tube could cause a leak. According to Jeep, affected vehicles may be fitted with an "incorrectly manufactured" fuel tube, which may result in a fuel leak and "potentially a subsequent engine compartment fire"...

2018 Super Bowl LII car ads: Watch them all here

Sometimes, advertisements are the only thing keeping us engaged in the Super Bowl. Thankfully, the on-field entertainment was up to scratch in yesterday's Philadelphia Eagles win. In this writer's opinion, yesterday's crop of automotive ads were a bit, well, flat. One piece will be remembered for being a bit tone deaf, and for using words deeply out of context...

CarAdvice podcast 88: Our CEO talks cars we own

In the studio, this week with Mandy Turner is Mike Costello and Mike Stevens. Included in car news, stricter fuel standards are set to bring cleaner cars to Aussie roads, Jeep designer says Cherokee was ready for a makeover, and the Lancer will be gone by the end of 2018...

Jeep Cherokee was ready for a makeover: designer

Despite disagreeing with CarAdvice that the outgoing Cherokee was somewhat unattractive, Brian Nielander, Jeep design studio chief, admitted the medium SUV was 'ready for a redesign'. There's little doubt the styling of the old model was a love or hate proposition, and with a focus more on premium styling and refinement for the new model, that 'shark style' front end has gone the way of the dodo...

2014-18 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk recalled for recovery straps

The 2014-18 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk is affected by a recall involving recovery straps that do not comply with the labelling requirements of Australian law. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), parent company of Jeep, reports that the incorrect labelling could lead consumers using the strap in an "unsafe manner"...

2019 Jeep Cherokee detailed in Detroit

The facelifted 2019 Jeep Cherokee has been detailed this week as part of its public debut at the Detroit motor show. Compared to the model it replaces, the updated SUV features revised styling, a powerful new engine option, and the company's latest infotainment system...

CarAdvice podcast 84: Your suggestions for our 2018 makeover!

For the last episode of the year, Mandy Turner is joined by Paul Maric and Mike Costello. Topics covered in car news this week include the reveal of the Tesla-rivalling NIO ES8 SUV. Also unveiled were the Jeep Cherokee facelift, Honda Insight in Prototype form, and the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500...

2018 Jeep Cherokee facelift unveiled

The Jeep Cherokee facelift has been revealed ahead of the car's full debut at the 2018 Detroit motor show. As revealed in a series of spy photos, the updated Cherokee has a heavily revised face, which does away with the controversial split-headlamp setup...

2012-13 Jeep Cherokee recalled for headrest fix

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a recall notice for 1928 examples of the 2012-13 (KK) Cherokee over concerns the active headrests won't deploy correctly in an accident. According to the company, a failure in the 'occupant restraint controller' might prevent the active headrests from activating in a rear-end collision, increasing the risk of injury to the front seat occupants...

2018 Jeep Cherokee to gain turbo petrol engine

The face-lifted Jeep Cherokee will reportedly be offered with the option of Fiat Chrysler's new 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Bozi Tatarevic, a freelance automotive journalist, has done some sniffing around Fiat Chrysler VIN filings for the upcoming model year, and discovered a nugget of information about the upcoming Cherokee facelift, confirming the suspicions of many in the process...