Stellantis recalls Jeep Wrangler plug-ins again over risk of engine shutdown

Auburn Hills, MI – December 15, 2022 – Stellantis (NYSE:STLA), which owns the Chrysler and Jeep brands, is recalling 62,909 2021-2023 Jeep Wrangler Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) over a loss of internal communication that may lead to an engine shutdown. This increases the risk of a crash.

This is the third stalling-related recall in two months to affect Jeep Wranglers, and the second to affect PHEVs specifically. At least one injury has been reported leading up to the current recall.

Recall summary

Jeep Wrangler 4xe SUVs that are equipped with the 2.0L Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) engine are at risk of an unexpected engine shutdown. 

The root cause of the issue and affected components are still being investigated and yet to be confirmed.

For now, Chrysler attributes the issue to “diagnostic reactions to faults caused by loss of communication” among the vehicle components.

Recall risks

An engine shutdown can cause a loss of drive power, increasing the risk of a crash.

Background of the recall

To date, Chrysler reports two accidents and one injury related to the issue, as well as 112 customer assistance records, 196 warranty claims and 65 field reports.

Last month, there was another plug-in hybrid recall when 2022-2023 Wrangler plug-in hybrids were recalled for a loose fuse in the battery which could also lead to a stall.

Around the same time, there was another Jeep Wrangler recall over a problem with the fuel pump that could cause the engine to lose power. This was prompted by 250 customer complaints.

Other recent Stellantis recalls

In November, Stellantis recalled almost 250,000 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks over a potential fuel leak which could lead to a fire.

Also in November was a recall of 2022 Chrysler 300s, Dodge Challengers and Dodge Chargers over a faulty tire pressure monitoring system

The repair

Dealers will update vehicle’s software at no cost to the owner. Affected owners will be notified on or around January 12, 2023. 

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

More than 60,000 vehicles are included in this recall. To perform a Jeep recall check or see other Fiat Chrysler recalls, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

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