Jeep RECALLS 45,000 Units of Its Wrangler 4XE SUVs Due to Potential Fire Risk

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Jeep is recalling more than 45,000 units of its Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid SUVs spanning model years 2021 to 2024 due to potential fire concerns. The decision to issue the recall comes after Stellantis, Jeep’s parent company, conducted an internal investigation prompted by eight incidents of vehicle fires. Notably, all these incidents occurred while the affected vehicles were parked and turned off, with six linked to charging. Stellantis has emphasized that there have been no reported injuries related to these incidents.

Stellantis has advised owners to continue driving their vehicles but cautioned against plugging them in for charging. Additionally, they recommend parking these SUVs away from other vehicles and structures as a precaution.

While the primary impact is on the 4xe variants sold in the U.S. market, affecting 32,125 units, there are also 3,856 units in Canada and 9,249 units outside North America affected. Stellantis plans to address the identified issue through a software update for the affected vehicles. However, if a specific error code persists, the remedy may involve replacing the battery pack.

Stellantis has committed to informing affected owners about scheduling service visits to address the recall but has not provided a specific timeline for these notifications.

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