Chrysler has had to issue a recall of several of their vehicles, although they can be resolved with a simple software update. The list of models included in the recall are the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokees and a series of Ram trucks, totaling 132,000 and 10,800 respectively.
91,559 of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee recalls are in the US, but it is the Ram recalls that is trickier because several models are affected. Those models are the 2014 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 trucks, all of which have a similar software glitch.
Like all recalls, not all vehicles will suffer with this software issue, and when they do they happen occasionally. The issue in question is with the ABS software, which can cause the instrument cluster display in the Cherokee to show a few warning lights and then go black. It gets worse than that, as the anti-lock-braking system is also affected.
You can get around this issue by turning the ignition off and on again, although this is not a permanent fix.
The trio of Ram truck models also have an issue with the instrument clusters, although a faulty digital memory is the cause of the problem.
Chrysler will perform a software update to resolve both issues, more details of which can be found on the Detroit News.
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