NHTSA Investigating The Parking Brake Malfunction Issue Of 2014–2020 Jeep Cherokee


The Production of the Jeep Cherokee began in 1974 and it is currently the fifth generation of the vehicle. The vehicle initially came as a full-size SUV into the market in 1974 and became a compact SUV with the second generation i.e from 1984. And the vehicle is classified as a compact crossover SUV from the 2013 model.

2014 Jeep Cherokee
2014 Jeep Cherokee (Via : autoblog.com)

The latest 2022 Jeep Cherokee has a standard 3.2-liter V-6 engine making a power output of 270-hp. And has an optional turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. Both the engines are coupled to a nine-speed automatic transmission and have front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The vehicle has a very good driving experience with all the safety features and powerful engines. But the 2014 -2020 Cherokee has many issues with the brakes. (Source : caranddriver.com)

2014 -2020 Jeep Cherokee

2020 Jeep Cherokee
2020 Jeep Cherokee (Via :kbb.com)

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) started investigating the 2014 -2020 Jeep Cherokee after the vehicle received almost 80 complaints from the owners. These complaints are related to the electronic parking brakes.

So the issue is these parking brakes being activated while the vehicle is moving. This led to many accidents and injuries to the drivers. Based on the reports and the repair invoices the NHTSA suspects that the leakage of water is causing this electronic parking brake to malfunction. In addition to that issue, a owner made a report on the official website saying “While driving on a four-lane highway at 65 mph the vehicle partially lost power and would not accelerate, upshift, or downshift, the brake lights started flashing, along with many other lights on the dash including check engine.” So with almost 1,341,055 vehicles involved this investigation is in the initial stages.

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