2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Probed Over Headliner Fires

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Probed Over Headliner Fires

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is launching a probe into the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee after complaints about fires starting in the headliners of these vehicles. 

So far there have been three reports alleging headliner fires, causing NHTSA to launch the investigation into about 146,000 Grand Cherokees.

Each report claims that the driver smelled something burning and saw smoke coming from the headliner. All three fires continued to burn after the vehicles were shut off. One of the fires resulted in a shattered sunroof while another burned the passenger side visor, which proceeded to fall onto the passenger and set fire to the seat.

“Customer safety is paramount at Chrysler Group,” a spokesman wrote to Automotive News in an e-mail. “Accordingly, our engineers are investigating this concern while also fully supporting the preliminary evaluation opened by [NHTSA].”

[Source: Automotive News]

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