Detroit Evening Report, July 26, 2022: Federal regulators investigating 2014–2020 Jeep Cherokee over parking brake malfunction

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Federal regulators have opened three investigations into safety issues with vehicles made by Stellantis.

The largest probe covers almost a million and a half Jeep Cherokee SUVs from the 2014 through 2020 model years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it has 80 complaints that the electronic parking brakes can turn on while the SUVs are moving.

Another probe covers almost 300 thousand Jeep Compass and Patriot model SUVs from 2016 due to complaints about engine stalling. The agency also says it has complaints of a transmission problems causing Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrid minivans to lose power. The investigations could lead to recalls.

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  • Nargis Rahman
    Nargis Hakim Rahman is the Civic Reporter at 101.9 WDET. Rahman graduated from Wayne State University, where she was a part of the Journalism Institute of Media Diversity.