(PatriotWise.com) — Stellantis announced a recall on Wednesday affecting more than 32,000 Jeep Wrangler SUV hybrids due to a potential fire risk, the Associated Press reported.
According to the automaker, as part of a routine review of customer information, the company determined that eight of its Wrangler hybrids caught fire while they were parked and the engine was turned off.
Six of the Wranglers were being charged at the time the fires started. However, Stellantis said it didn’t appear that anyone was injured in the fires, and no accidents due to the fires have been reported.
The recall affects Jeep Wrangler 4xe SUV models from 2021 to 2024. All other model years have been deemed safe by the company.
Stellantis said in a statement that while the Wranglers can be driven, the company advises owners to refrain from recharging the vehicles and park them away from other cars or any structures until they get the problem remedied, according to Consumer Reports.
Stellantis will perform a software flash, resetting or updating the software. If the test turns up an error code related to the problem, the vehicle’s battery pack will be replaced.
According to the company, only 1 percent of the 2021–2024 models are affected.
Owners of the SUVs that need to be fixed will be contacted by Stellantis.
Owners can also contact the manufacturer by calling Jeep’s toll-free number, 800-843-1403.
To see if your Jeep Wrangler SUV is affected by the recall, check by going to the recall page on the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) website and entering the vehicle identification number (VIN).
Vehicle owners who experience a safety problem with their vehicle can also report the issue to the NHTSA HERE.
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