"An investigation by FCA US discovered static buildup may occur if the vehicles' windshield wipers are activated during dry condition," the company said in a statement. "Significant static buildup may affect a control module that powers the wipers."
This is part of a larger global recall of 206,668 Jeep Cherokees.
Fiat-Chrysler said it is unaware of any related injuries or accidents.
Jeep dealers will install a ground strap to the control module to eliminate the potential for static buildup. A date has not been specified for the recall. Owners can contact Fiat-Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403.
No information about the recall has been posted on the Web site of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which oversees vehicle safety in the U.S.
Edmunds says: Owners of these SUVs should expect to receive a recall notice in the mail within 60 days. Those with immediate concerns should contact their dealer now.