by Bob Beranek
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I recently got a call from one my clients saying that they were doing a new 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trail Hawk which had a lane departure camera mounted on a bracket attached to the glass. As I had suggested in a previous post, they called their local Jeep dealer to schedule a calibration. The neighborhood service department knew nothing about calibration of the system. My client didn’t know what to do. So, thanks to some new information my friend Mitch Becker gave me, I suggested that they call a local Goodyear Auto Center and see if they could calibrate it for them. In the meantime, I decided to research this with my friends at Chrysler to find out if it needed to be calibrated or not.

Here is my research concerning the Chrysler lane departure system. I contacted my friends at Chrysler and they were kind enough to send me the information I was looking for. First of all, let me list the vehicles we are talking about:

—2014 Dodge Durango & Jeep Cherokee (DW2030-31); and

—2014 Grand Cherokee (DW2054-59).

As some of you know, Chrysler just added the lane departure feature in 2014 so I suspect that many dealers are as yet unaware of the calibration required. I suggest that you contact your local dealer and inform them about this feature, what it requires and where to look for the procedure. It so happens that the procedure is in their service manuals under:

—08-Electrical, 8E-Electrical Modules, MODULE, Forward Facing Camera/Installation

It wouldn’t be a bad idea to find out what they would charge for the calibration while you’re there as well.

Below are two pages from the Chrysler’s TECHAuthorityII.

TECHAuthorityII is an online service where visitors can pay to view all of the service manuals for Chrysler vehicles. There is a charge for the subscription, but in some cases, it may be well worth the cost.

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