Jeep Recalls: Grand Cherokee L, Wrangler 4XE

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

Jeep Grand Cherokee Ls face another recall — headlights might stop working due to an incomplete software update. This could cause one or both lights to stop working.

Owners of the affected vehicles — a little under 37,000 in the U.S. and around 1,300 in Canada — will start being notified near the end of January 2022. At that point, owners can head to the dealer for the fix. Otherwise, owners can call FCA/Jeep/Stellantis customer service at 800-853-1403. The recall number is Y72.

Meanwhile, the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4XE is also facing a recall due to a software update. In this case, an update gone wrong has caused the odometer’s mileage to disappear after 13,342 miles. About 2,900 vehicles have been affected.

Again, notifications go out at the end of January 2022.

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for, CarFax,, High Gear Media, Torque News,,, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as,, and He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • 28-Cars-Later 28-Cars-Later on Dec 27, 2021

    "headlights might stop working due to an incomplete software update." REALLY? *warning, post holiday rage incoming* As a representative of the IT community I hereby implore the automotive industry: STOP TRYING TO DEVELOP SOFTWARE, YOU SUCK AT IT AND YOUR PRODUCTS WILL NEVER BE SUITABLE CANDIDATES FOR PURE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT DUE TO THEIR COST AND COMPLEXITY. GO BACK TO WATERFALL WITH LIMITED PLATFORM CHANGES! LIMITED AS IN THE CAR GETS FLASHED AT THE DEALER ONCE OR TWICE IN ITS LIFESPAN. Why is it Bosch can write firmware in the mid 80s (LH 2.4) for RWD Volvos which worked for decades and *still works* BUT YOU CLOWNS CAN'T KEEP HEADLIGHTS WORKING? HOW ARE YOU STILL EMPLOYED AND/OR NOT IN JAIL FOR FAILING TO KEEP EVEN BASIC SAFETY SYSTEMS FUNCTIONAL? NEXT ARE YOU GOING TO RANDOMLY START DETONATING AIR BAGS BECAUSE YOU FORGOT TO CARRY THE ONE? Not sure when it started, but devolution has clearly been the order of the 21st Century to this point.

  • FreedMike FreedMike on Dec 27, 2021

    No headlights? It's a Jeep thing. You wouldn't understand.

    • 28-Cars-Later 28-Cars-Later on Dec 27, 2021

      Who needs them? Jeeps are made to plow through lesser vehicles (well not so much the "Jeeps").

  • Here4aSammich Here4aSammich on Dec 27, 2021

    Thats funny.... 2000 Grand Cherokee 2005 Grand Cherokee 2007 Commander 2010 Wrangler 2012 wrangler 2016 Wrangler 2019 Cherokee Only unscheduled issue I've ever had was when the 2016 ate the battery at 28k miles. So for all of you claiming "Chrysler quality" or "Jeep thing", put your list up against mine. Even the 9speed in my Cherokee has been flawless. As soon as Jeep turns the Friends and Family discount back on for the the JKU I'll be ordering a 4xe.

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    • Johnds Johnds on Dec 28, 2021

      Unfortunately the design defect of the 2000 Grand Cherokee was the fireball it became when it was rear ended. Solution? Install a trailer hitch. After hearing emotional testimony of parents losing their children to the fires, you can’t help but feel bad for them. This was a real problem and you can research it online!

  • Stodge Stodge on Dec 27, 2021

    Jeeps probably turn off one light when you signal to turn anyway, so why worry. :)