After an inside evaluate of buyer information, Stellantis is issuing a recall of the 2021-2024 Jeep Wrangler 4xe. The corporate stated it “found eight car fires” involving the plug-in hybrid that occurred when every of the automobiles was parked and turned off. Six of the Jeeps caught determine whereas plugged into chargers, two weren’t charging on the time. The automaker seems to know the reason for the difficulty because it’s saying the repair is to have new software program put in, and that “if a sure error code is noticed, the battery pack will likely be changed.” Nevertheless, Stellantis hasn’t stated what the difficulty is.
The full recall inhabitants is 32,125 models within the U.S., plus just a little greater than 10,000 extra models in Canada and abroad. Just one% of that whole determine is anticipated to be with no matter indignity is inflicting the fires.
Stellantis says it isn’t conscious of any accidents or accidents ensuing from the difficulty. House owners are being suggested that it is all proper to drive the Jeeps, but additionally being suggested to not cost the hybrid battery and to not park in or close to buildings or close to different automobiles till the Jeep’s software program has been flashed. We might guess homeowners need this rectified ASAP, because it not solely means inconvenience, it means shedding out on 22 miles of all-electric driving and getting the identical 20 miles per gallon mixed as a daily and far cheaper Wrangler with the three.6-liter Pentastar V6.
The automaker says it can notify clients when the window opens to schedule a service go to to the seller, however didn’t say when these notifications will exit. House owners with questions within the meantime — which we count on will likely be fairly a number of — can go to Stellantis’s recall web page, or can name the automaker’s customer support line at 800-853-1403 and point out inside recall quantity B9A.
Usually, we might look to the Nationwide Freeway Transportation Security Administration (NHTSA) website for a Recall Report that particulars on a difficulty and the way an automaker found it. Stellantis seems to be dealing with this by itself, so the NHTSA website would not have extra data.