Stellantis recalls Jeep Wrangler hybrids over power loss

Auburn Hills, MI – November 1, 2022 – Stellantis (NYSE:STLA), which owns the Chrysler and Jeep brands, is recalling 13,722 2022 – 2023 Jeep Wrangler Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) over a problem that could result in the vehicle stalling without warning. This ups the risk of a crash and injury.

Recall summary

Electrical fuses are safety devices that protect equipment against too much electric current. In the event of a power surge or overheating, part of the fuse melts, breaking the circuit. Fuses are especially important in plug-in hybrid vehicles, which use high-voltage batteries.

In the affected vehicles, a fuse in the battery assembly is secured with the wrong fasteners. These fasteners create higher-than-normal electrical resistance, generating heat and potentially causing the fuse to fail. If the fuse fails, the vehicle will lose power to the engine.

The component involved in this recall is the hybrid battery pack assembly, with part number 05193168AH.

Recall risks

Loss of power while driving dramatically augments the risk of a crash.

Warning signs

A Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) may turn on in the instrument panel, and the driver may notice a noise coming from the high-voltage battery pack assembly or a change in the vehicle’s drivability.

Other Jeep recalls

In December 2021, Stellantis issued a recall for 2,903 2021-2022 Jeep Wrangler PHEVs on account of a faulty odometer. Without a way to monitor the vehicle’s mileage, owners may miss out on important maintenance schedules.

In June 2022, certain 2014-2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee units were included in a recall issued by Stellantis over a defect with the high-pressure fuel pump. This could increase the chances of the vehicle stalling while in operation, leading to a crash.

The repair

Dealers will inspect the fuse fasteners on the affected vehicles and replace the fuse assembly if necessary. If charring or discoloration is observed, the high-voltage battery pack assembly will be replaced. The remedy will be done free of charge, and Stellantis will reimburse owners who paid for repairs prior to the issuance of the Jeep Wrangler recalls.

Affected owners will be notified on or around December 2, 2022.

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

More than 13,000 vehicles are affected by these plug-in hybrid electric issues. To check for other potential Jeep and Fiat Chrysler recalls on your vehicle, run a Jeep recall check using MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

Joseph EstabilloStellantis recalls Jeep Wrangler hybrids over power loss

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