Jeep Wrangler Recalled for Fire Risk

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

Chrysler has just issued a recall for 87,000 Jeep Wrangler models due to a risk that they could catch fire.

The recall resulted from an investigation by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), which was prompted after stories of burning Wranglers made headlines.

While reports of fires on 2007 through 2012 model year Wrangler have been made, the recall only affects 2010 model year models equipped with an automatic transmission. According to Chrysler the vehicles could catch fire as debris can become lodged between a skid plate and the car’s catalytic converter. To meet emissions requirements, Chrysler changed the location of the catalytic converter for 2010.

Recalled models will have their skid plate replaced by a skid bar, a design Chrysler implemented later in 2010 and which has been used since.

In total, 87,000 Wranglers have been recalled, including 68,000 in the U.S. and 6,000 in Canada.

Chrysler will be contacting owners and will replace the part free of charge.

Colum Wood
Colum Wood

With AutoGuide from its launch, Colum previously acted as Editor-in-Chief of Modified Luxury & Exotics magazine where he became a certifiable car snob driving supercars like the Koenigsegg CCX and racing down the autobahn in anything over 500 hp. Find Colum on <a href="http://www.google.com">Twitter.</a>

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  • Thomas Thomas on Apr 23, 2013

    My 2011 jeep burned to the ground! Is there someone I can contact?

  • Lloyd R Mcrae JR. Lloyd R Mcrae JR. on Oct 09, 2013

    My 07 jeep wrangler caught fire while deer hunting this season a week ago. flames came from underneath the jeep below driver and passenger doors, out of the grill area, and from under the front. My elderly father and I had to jump out of the jeep, and extinguish the flames.Luckily me or my father wasn't hurt, which easily could have happened; since the plastic fuel line which was in half was acting as a flame thrower with the gas tank less than ten inches away. I have always loved my jeep, however i think anyone with a jeep should take the time to wrap fire tape or fire resistant material around their plastic fuel lines to help alleviate this from happening. Better yet take it to a shop and get a metal fuel line put in...

    • Lloyd R Mcrae JR. Lloyd R Mcrae JR. on Oct 09, 2013

      I just received the call a bit ago from the shop... the damages totaled 7,000 dollars...

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