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Jeep Renegade recalled over Park Assist failure… update: vehicles fixed already

The Jeep Renegade is being recalled in Australia after the company announced the Park Assist function might “not work as intended”.

FIAT CHRYSLER AUSTRALIA, the parent company of Jeep has announced a recall for the Jeep Renegade stating its Park Assist function “may not work as intended”. The recall notification says that “The Park Assist mode may not bring the vehicle to a complete stop. This may pose a hazard to the driver, pedestrians and other road users”. And that the vehicle requires a software upgrade to fix the issue.

The Jeep Renegade’s Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist automatically parks the car, the Renegade also offers ParkSense rear parking sensors that sound a warning as the rear of the vehicle is being parked and when it detects obstacles. If the vehicle is travelling at speeds of less than 6km/h the vehicle will autonomously brake if a collision with an object is detected and then release the brake.

UPDATE: Practical Motoring has been in contact with FCA over the Renegade recall and the recall only involved six vehicles, none of which were in circulation with owners. The six vehicles were in pre-delivery and have had their software upgraded.

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Isaac Bober

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