- Jeep is recalling 32,125 Wrangler 4xe (2021-2024) models due to a fire hazard after the company discovered eight fires in the vehicles.
- Of the fires, six reportedly occurred while the Wrangler Hybrid vehicles were plugged into chargers, but all of the vehicles were parked and idle.
- Jeep says affected Wrangler 4xe models will require a software flash or replacement battery pack.
Anyone who owns a 2021-2024 Jeep Wrangler 4xe may have to worry about their off-road vehicle being a fire hazard. After an internal investigation that resulted from a routine review of customer data, Stellantis — Jeep’s parent company — announced last week that it had discovered eight fires in the vehicles, prompting it to recall 32,125 U.S. models.
As part of its investigation, the company revealed that six out of eight fires occurred while Wrangler Hybrid vehicles were plugged into chargers. She also said all vehicles were parked and parked when the fires broke out. Stellantis says it is not aware of any accidents or injuries resulting from the fires.
This recall applies only to certain Wrangler 4xe models, which feature a hybrid powertrain with an approximately 14.0 kWh lithium-ion battery hidden under the rear seats. Stellantis estimates that only 1% of all vehicles manufactured are affected, and the fix involves either a software flash or replacing the entire battery pack.
Stellantis reported that an additional 3,856 models in Canada were affected, with another 9,249 models affected outside North America. Owners of recalled vehicles will be notified when service is scheduled.
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