Jeep Cherokee Recalled Over Fire Risk

Jeep Cherokee Recalled Over Fire Risk

Jeep is calling back about 56,000 Cherokee crossovers over a risk of fire. 

In the affected units, a water leak in the tailgate can cause an electrical short that can lead to a fire. According to parent company FCA, no fires or injuries have been reported, though two customer complaints did initiate the process.

The affected Cherokees are from the 2015 and 2016 model years and were built between February 18 and September 10, 2015.

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To fix the issue, dealers will replace any damaged parts and then replace the existing water shield with an improved unit. A schedule for the recall has not yet been announced.

The company is advising owners to try and keep their tailgates as dry as possible until the fix can be made.

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