Auburn Hills, MI – December 28, 2023 – Stellantis (NYSE: STLA), which owns the Jeep brand, has recalled 32,125 hybrid 2021-2023 Jeep Wrangler SUVs that may catch fire “with the ignition on or off.”
A fire greatly increases the risk of a crash and injury.
The recall comes on the back of several reports of fires.
Besides a conventional gasoline engine, hybrid vehicles have an electric motor with a high-voltage battery. In the affected SUVs, the battery pack could – for currently unknown reasons – fail and consequently catch fire.
A vehicle fire, regardless of whether it happens while driving or parked, poses a serious safety concern with a wide range of potential hazards, including injury and property damage.
The recall comes on the heels of eight fires. Luckily, no injuries or accidents have taken place.
Owners are advised “not to recharge their vehicles, and to park outside and away from structures” until the repairs are performed.
Dealers will update the software that controls the high-voltage battery or replace the battery if necessary.
The repair will be free of charge.
Owners will receive letters with more information by January 11, 2024.
Other Jeep recalls
More recently, Stellantis recalled close to 100,000 Wagoner SUVs over a problem with the third-row seat belt buckles, also as reported.
Is your vehicle a part of this recall?
More than 30,000 hybrid SUVs are affected by this battery-fire Jeep recall. To do a Jeep recall check and see if yours is one of them, please use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.