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Stellantis recalls more than 32,000 hybrid Jeep Wrangler SUVs because of potential fire risk

by Madison Thomas
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Automaker Stellantis issued a recall on Wednesday, targeting over 32,000 hybrid Jeep Wrangler SUVs due to potential fire hazards.

In the course of a standard review of customer data, Stellantis identified eight instances of hybrid Wranglers catching fire while parked and turned off. Notably, six of these vehicles were undergoing charging at the time of the fire incidents. Fortunately, no injuries were reported in connection with these fires.

The recall specifically encompasses Jeep Wrangler 4xe SUVs manufactured between 2021 and 2024. Stellantis, headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, has confirmed the safety of all other Wrangler models.

Owners of the affected SUVs are still permitted to drive them, albeit with caution. Stellantis recommends parking these vehicles away from structures and refraining from charging them until necessary repairs are completed. The remedial actions involve software resets or updates, along with the option of replacing the vehicle’s battery pack.

Stellantis is committed to reaching out to the owners of the affected SUVs to facilitate the necessary repairs and ensure their safety.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Recall

What is the reason for the recall of hybrid Jeep Wrangler SUVs by Stellantis?

Stellantis has initiated the recall of over 32,000 hybrid Jeep Wrangler SUVs due to a potential fire risk.

How did Stellantis discover the fire incidents?

The discovery of the fire incidents came about during a routine review of customer information conducted by Stellantis.

Were there any injuries reported in these fire incidents?

Fortunately, there have been no reported injuries associated with the fires in the hybrid Jeep Wrangler SUVs.

Which models and years are affected by this recall?

This recall pertains to the 2021-2024 models of the Jeep Wrangler 4xe SUVs. All other Wrangler models have been confirmed as safe by Stellantis.

Can owners of the affected SUVs continue to drive them?

Yes, owners can still drive the affected SUVs; however, Stellantis recommends parking them away from buildings and refraining from charging them until the necessary repairs are completed.

What are the repair options offered for the affected vehicles?

The repair options include resetting or updating the software and, if needed, replacing the vehicle’s battery pack.

How will Stellantis contact the owners of the affected SUVs for repairs?

Stellantis has plans in place to contact the owners of the affected SUVs directly to coordinate the necessary repairs and ensure their safety.

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5 comments

TechieNerd November 23, 2023 - 1:22 am

software updates or battery replacement, choices, choices…

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CarOwner2022 November 23, 2023 - 7:35 am

got a 4xe myself, gotta make sure it’s safe, good info

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FinanceGuru77 November 23, 2023 - 7:42 am

wonder how this impacts stellantis stocks, any ideas?

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AutoEnthusiast45 November 23, 2023 - 7:49 am

stellantis doin’ d right thing with the recall, good job

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JohnDoe123 November 23, 2023 - 5:26 pm

recall sounds serious, hope no1 got hurt in those fires, them hybrids can be tricky

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