On the eve of Thanksgiving, Stellantis recalled some Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid models and reminded owners not to charge or park near buildings or other vehicles.
According to the automaker Stellantis, due to potential battery problems that may cause vehicle fires, the company recalled more than 45,000 2021-2024 Wrangler 4xe models in overseas markets on the eve of the Thanksgiving holiday, of which 32,125 were recalled in the U.S. market. vehicles, 3,856 vehicles were recalled in the Canadian market, and 9,249 vehicles were recalled in other countries and regions.
The company said there have been eight vehicle fires caused by the problem. The vehicles were parked at the time of the fire and six of them were charging.
Stellantis said affected Jeep Wrangler 4xe models can still be driven normally during this period, but they must follow the above warnings, avoid charging, and maintain space when parking.
Car owners need to make an appointment with the dealer for repair, and the dealer will flash the diagnostic software on the vehicle to determine whether the vehicle belongs to one percent of the recall group (about 300 vehicles). Stellantis suspects that these vehicles are defective and need to be replaced with new battery packs. .
Stellantis confirmed the recall is not related to last year’s recall of some 2023 and 2023 Wrangler 4xe models due to a battery fuse assembly issue that could cause overheating.
There was also a recall of a larger batch of Wrangler 4xe models in November 2022. That recall was due to an issue that could cause the hybrid system to go into fail-safe mode and the engine to stop.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Wrangler 4xe can travel 22 miles (Note: approximately 35.41 kilometers) in pure electric mode.