32,000 Jeep Wrangler 4xe Hybrids Recalled For Fire Risk
Stellantis has issued a recall for 32,125 2021-2024 Jeep Wrangler 4xe models, asking customers not to charge their batteries. The plug-in hybrid off-roader has fallen victim to eight total vehicle fires, and each happened while the vehicle was parked and turned off. Six occurred while vehicles were charging. As such, Stellantis is telling owners that while the cars can be driven, they should be parked outside away from other cars and structures. Owners of 4xe models can check their VIN against the recall database online.
From the sound of things, Stellantis already has a solution, saying that the fix is to have new vehicle software installed. However, some vehicles may need a new battery pack- the brand reports that “if a certain error code is observed, the battery pack will be replaced.” Stellantis will notify owners when they can schedule service at their dealers but hasn’t said when they will be notified.
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Chase is an automotive journalist with years of experience in the industry. He writes for outlets like Edmunds and AutoGuide, among many others. When not writing, Chase is in front of the camera over at The Overrun, his YouTube channel run alongside his friend and co-host Jobe Teehan. If he's not writing reviews of the latest in cars or producing industry coverage, Chase is at home in the driver's seat of his own (usually German) sports cars.
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