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FCA recalls over 200k Jeep Cherokees for windshield wiper static

Additional Compensation Announced For Previous Recalls

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling certain 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokees for a windshield wiper problem, while offering incentives to SUV and truck owners to complete earlier recalls.

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2014 Jeep Cherokee: Long-term wrap-up [w/video]

Saying Goodbye To Our Rugged, Reliable, Well-Rounded Trailhawk

We just finished a one-year test of a 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk, and after 27,000 miles of hard use, one thing is very clear: this is one of the best all-rounders we've ever tested.

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164K Jeep Cherokees recalled to protect liftgate from moisture

FCA is recalling 164,000 Jeep Cherokees with power liftgates to shield the controls. It's possible for moisture to get into the area and cause a short circuit. The automaker discovered the problem while investigating a fire in one of the SUVs.

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FCA expands Jeep Cherokee recall to 68k more vehicles

FCA is expanding its airbag software recall on the 2014 and 2015 Jeep Cherokee by an additional 68,593 vehicles worldwide. If crossovers experience a sudden change in angle that upset their balance, the side airbags can potentially deploy.

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Daily Driver: Long-Term 2014 Jeep Cherokee

Watch Autoblog's Adam Morath deliver his early impressions of our long-term Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk, including thoughts on the vehicle's styling and nine-speed automatic transmission.

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Jeep recalls 228k Cherokees over airbag deployment fears

Jeep is recalling 228,181 examples of the 2014 and 2015 Cherokee worldwide, for airbags that can inadvertently deploy during very hard cornering because the vehicle thinks it might roll over. The fix is a software update to adjust the sensitivity.

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2014 Jeep Cherokee: Fall colors tour [w/video]

Our Trusty Trailhawk Takes To The Tunnel Of Trees

The Trailhawk's rugged good looks were right at home against the backdrop of changing seasons.

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Australian Jeep marketing stunt goes awry [w/video]

Jeep fans in Australia are none too happy with the off-road brand following a contest that saw ten new Cherokees sold for just $10,000 Australian (about $9,400), roughly a quarter of the vehicle's price Down Under.

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2014 Jeep Cherokee: June 2014

A Happy Honeymoon

I got a text message from Editor-In-Chief Sharon Carty one afternoon proclaiming that her new favorite SUV is our long-term 2014 Jeep Cherokee. And she's not alone. I'm not sure if anyone else on staff would go so far as to use the "favorite" descriptor, but after just over a month of honeymooning with our new long-termer, it's safe to say that the Jeep is quickly finding its way into the good grac

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100,000 Jeep Cherokee models subject to further 9-speed recalibration

It seems that the software problems with the nine-speed automatic gearbox in the Jeep Cherokee continue to mount. The programming already caused multiple development delays and even postponed the Cherokee's market launch by roughly two months. Now, Chris Bruce

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2014 Jeep Cherokee: Introduction

An Extended Test Of Jeep's Radical New SUV

When we look back at some of the more shocking product launches of recent years, the Jeep Cherokee is certainly high up on the list. And we aren't just talking about its off-the-wall, polarizing design.

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Jeep Cherokee appears in Chrysler's second Super Bowl spot

The second of three spots produced by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles for this year's Super Bowl featured the all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee. Aired during the game's half time show, the minute-long ad didn't strike as anything new or innovative from an automaker with a reputation for above average Super Bowl spots, but it did show the controversially styled Cherokee in the best light possible.

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Jeep Cherokee joins Altitude trim line

Jeep fans spoke up last year by naming the Altitude trim level, and the automaker rewarded them with an assortment of cool Jeeps sporting a sinister, blacked-out appearance. Joining the ranks of Jeep models offering an Altitude trim level is the 2014 Jeep Cherokee, and this might be the best looking of the new Cherokees – including the Trailhawk.

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Jeep Cherokee sales rival Wrangler after two months

In our First Drive article on the 2014 Jeep Cherokee we said, "our informal and thoroughly unscientific opinion is they're going to sell tons of them. Why? Because it is very good." So far, it appears the public concurs. Of course, it's very early – the new compact utility has logged just one month of confirmed sales, but Larry Vel

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2014 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year finalists announced [w/poll]

The 2014 North American International Auto Show is right around the corner, which means it's high time we find out which cars and trucks have become finalists for the prestigious North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year awards.

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2014 Jeep Cherokee marketing launches with 'Built Free' commercial

Now that the 2014 Cherokee is finally on its way to dealerships, Jeep is starting its marketing blitz for its new crossover, beginning with this 60-second TV spot, called Built Free, that premieres today. Set to a Bob Dylan recording--"Motherless Children," 1962--the ad spot discusses something we can all

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Jeep Cherokee finally dealer-bound

We had our First Drive of the 2014 Jeep Cherokee last month, but it appears that prospective buyers won't have too much longer to finally get time behind the wheel of the new small Jeep.

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What's really going on with the 2014 Jeep Cherokee's transmission issues?

On September 23, Automotive News reported that Chrysler had idled the second shift workers it hired just five weeks prior at its Toledo Assembly Complex to build the 2014 Jeep Cherokee. At the time, Chrysler said it had "built the critical number of vehicles we need to stock dealerships once containment is

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Jeep idles second shift it hired a month ago for 2014 Cherokee

In an unusual move, Chrysler is idling its recently hired second shift of 2014 Jeep Cherokee builders because, Chrysler spokeswoman Jodi Tinson said in a statement, it already has built the "critical number of vehicles we need to stock dealerships once containment is released," Damon Lowney

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