FCW Warning Light - 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Long-Term Road Test

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Long Term Road Test

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8: FCW Warning Light

October 11, 2012


Yesterday I was driving our 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 when the FCW display lit up. My first thought was WTF is FCW? Our Cherokee has a Forward Collision Warning (FCW) that emits a chime if the car suspects the driver is approaching an obstacle too quickly.

What caused the FCW light? This warning can be the result of dirt on the radar sensors. In my case, it only happened traveling in one direction with the sun low in the sky. And I was in an empty parking lot. So I'm going with the explanation that it was merely the sun reflecting across the sensor and creating interference. The light went off when I pointed the Jeep in another direction and didn't return.

Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager @ 10,958 miles

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