There are literally thousands of vehicles on Missouri roads right now that may have a dire steering wheel issue that could cause a high risk of crashing. That's led to an urgent recall issued by the federal government.

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This urgent recall just shared by the United States National Highway Traffic Commission affects more than 330,000 vehicles and one of the more popular in Missouri. The Hill shared the news of a faulty steering wheel issue in a number of Jeep Grand Cherokees where what they describe as a "upper control arm ball joint and steering knuckle" that in some cases is coming loose from the steering wheel.

This recall affects models of Jeep Grand Cherokees from 2021 through 2023 according to the report.

How can you tell if the Jeep Grand Cherokee you're driving in Missouri has this issue?

The bulletin says that the driver may hear an "unusual sound" when going over bumps.

What should you do if you have one of these affected Jeep Grand Cherokees?

The Hill report says that Jeep dealers will replace the defective part at no cost, but the advice is to avoid driving if at all possible and contact your local dealer for further instructions on how to deal with this recall.

The good news is that as of this writing no serious accidents have been reported in association with this steering wheel defect. You can view the latest bulletins from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for more information and updates.

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