The 2014 Jeep Cherokee SUVs have been recalled due to defective power liftgates that can leak water and cause electrical fires. A separate recall was issued for a problem with the airbag software that can cause accidental airbag deployment.
As of 2015, the liftgate recall affects nearly 100,000 Cherokees in the United States. The problem is caused by the accumulation of moisture within the power liftgate module, and can result in short circuits that may lead to a fire hazard.
The airbag deployment recall involves over 62,000 Cherokees and addresses software flaw in systems that control side curtain and seat-mounted side airbags. The recall is designed to fix the software flaw and modify how and when the airbags deploy.