Jeep Cherokee

Recall Alert: 2015-2016 Jeep Cherokee

By Tom Torbjornsen on December 18, 2015


CARS.COM Vehicles Affected: Approximately 33,000 model-year 2015-16 Jeep Cherokee SUVs manufactured between Feb. 18 and Sept. 10, 2015, and equipped with the power liftgate option The Problem: Water may leak into the power liftgate control module and result in a… Read More

Recall Alert: 2015-2016 Jeep Cherokee

By Tom Torbjornsen on December 18, 2015

CARS.COM Vehicles Affected: Approximately 33,000 model-year 2015-16 Jeep Cherokee SUVs manufactured between Feb. 18 and Sept. 10, 2015, and equipped with the power liftgate option The Problem: Water may leak into the power liftgate control module and result in a… Read More

Optional V-6 Engine Transforms 2015 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk

By Mike Hanley on November 3, 2015

In living with the redesigned 2014 Jeep Cherokee for a year as one of our long-term test cars, we became familiar with the SUV's good and bad qualities. So when we had a chance to drive a 2015 Cherokee Trailhawk… Read More

Recall Alert: 2015 Jeep Cherokee

By Matt Schmitz on October 27, 2015

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 75,000 model-year 2015 Jeep Cherokee SUVs The Problem: The air-conditioning lines may have been installed in close proximity to their engines' exhaust manifolds; under certain operating conditions this could increase the risk of a fire. Fiat Chrysler… Read More

Think You Can Park Better Than a Machine? Think Again

By Matt Schmitz on September 24, 2015

Picture this: You're 16 years old and taking your much-obsessed-over driver's test. You perform well enough on all the other test portions, but now it's time for that most-dreaded of skills evaluations — parallel parking. You carefully maneuver your car… Read More

Recall Alert: 2014 Jeep Cherokee

By Matt Schmitz on August 31, 2015

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 160,000 model-year 2014 Jeep Cherokee SUVs The Problem: Static buildup in the control module could potentially disable the windshield wipers. An investigation by the automaker discovered the problem could occur if the wipers are activated during dry… Read More

FCA Recalls 1.4 Million Cars Over Hacking

By Matt Schmitz on July 24, 2015

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles issued a voluntary recall today that addresses concerns over remote hacking of some of its vehicles. The company says the network itself has been repaired as of July 23, so the specific hack can't occur. Related: Hackers… Read More

Hackers Take Control of Jeep Remotely: What Owners Should Do

By David Thomas on July 22, 2015

Editor's note: A list of specific vehicles impacted was added on July 22. This story was first updated on July 21 to reflect a statement from FCA. In a widely circulated story, Wired is reporting that two hackers have found a… Read More

Recall Alert: 2014-2015 Jeep Cherokee

By Matt Schmitz on June 24, 2015

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 99,000 model-year 2014-15 Jeep Cherokee crossovers equipped with power liftgates The Problem: Power liftgate control modules may be inadvertently exposed to water, possibly causing a short circuit and creating a fire hazard; the automaker discovered the problem… Read More

Top 10 Best Compact SUVs for Towing

By Aaron Bragman on June 8, 2015

Compact SUVs are flying out of dealer showrooms. These popular, car-based utility vehicles provide a great combination of efficiency, a high seating position, comfort and versatility. And unlike their truck-based predecessors, they're not too big or unwieldy. One thing they're… Read More

Midsize SUVs Get Mixed Results in IIHS Crash Test

By Kristin Varela on May 12, 2015

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety just completed small overlap front crash testing on seven popular midsize SUVS. Three received good or acceptable ratings and four continue to struggle with the test. IIHS crash tests are rated on a scale… Read More