Jeep Recalling Vehicles for Ignition Switches
GM isn’t the only automaker recalling droves of vehicles for ignition-switch-related problems. Chrysler Group is getting in on the action, too. It’s going to recall certain 2006-2007 Jeep Commanders and 2005-2007 Jeep Grand Cherokees.
It earned Jeep’s coveted Trail Rated badge just like the full-scale truck did, but will it earn the approval of JK-Forum?
Canada has plenty of cold, unforgiving wilderness, but the country’s certainly been a warm, welcoming place for the 2014 Jeep Cherokee. After competing for the affections of 80 journalists in last fall’s TestFest, the $33,160 mid-sizer drove off with the “Best New SUV/CUV Under $35,000″ award from the Automobile Journalist Association of Canada. It left behind the Buick Encore, Mitsubishi Outlander, Toyota RAV4 AWD Limited and Subaru Forester XT Touring.
Jeep introduced several prototype vehicles for the annual Easter Jeep Safari at Moab, UT. The Jeep Cherokee Dakar may not be a JK, but this is the most modified Cherokee out there, currently. While Mopar says the lift kit isn’t available, let’s see what could be done if someone were to brave a warranty void and create the ultimate “KL” chassis.
Changing a successful product is a real catch-22. If you alter it too much, you risk alienating your original customers; however, if you just leave it as is for too long, consumers might accuse you of being out of date. At the Road & Track offices, that’s the situation in which Jeep finds itself with its 2014 Wrangler Oscar Mike Edition.