Jeep Issues Recall for Wrangler 4xe Plug-In Hybrids Due to Battery Fire Risk

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Stellantis Advises Owners Not to Plug In and Avoid Parking Near Buildings

Stellantis has issued a recall for certain Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid models from the 2021-2024 model years due to a potential battery issue that could result in vehicle fires. The recall affects 32,125 units in the U.S., with an additional 3,856 units in Canada and 9,249 units outside North America.

Recall Details:

Issue: A potential battery problem that may lead to vehicle fires.
Affected Models: Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrids from the 2021-2024 model years.
Safety Advisory: Owners are advised not to plug in their vehicles and should avoid parking near buildings or other cars.
Incidents Reported: Eight vehicle fires have occurred, all while parked, with six still connected to chargers.

Service Procedure:

Owners are required to schedule a service visit with the dealership.
Diagnostic software will be flashed to the vehicle to determine if it has the defect.
Approximately 1% of the recalled vehicles (about 300 units) may require a new battery pack.

Previous Recalls:

This recall is unrelated to the 2022 recall due to an assembly-related issue with the battery fuse.
In November 2022, a larger group of Wrangler 4xe SUVs was recalled due to an issue that could trigger the hybrid system into failsafe mode and engine shutdown.
The recent recall follows Stellantis’ strategy to address potential safety concerns and ensure the well-being of vehicle owners.

Vehicle Overview:

The Jeep Wrangler 4xe is a top-selling plug-in hybrid in the U.S., offering 22 miles of electric range and 20 mpg combined as a hybrid.
Previous recalls have not significantly impacted overall sales, as the Wrangler 4xe remains popular among consumers.
Despite these recalls, the Wrangler 4xe continues to offer a compelling blend of electric efficiency and off-road capability.
Stellantis confirmed that this latest recall is unrelated to previous recall issues and emphasizes the importance of addressing the potential defect promptly. Jeep Wrangler 4xe owners are encouraged to contact their local dealerships for service appointments and further guidance.