Jeep Wrangler 4xe Recall Due To Fire Risk – Owners Urged to Take Immediate Action

Owners of Jeep Wrangler 4xe Plug-in Hybrids are told to stop charging their vehicle and park it outside due to potential fire risk. Read on for all the info.

Jeep Models Affected

Stellantis, the parent owner of the Jeep brand has initiated a recall on affected Jeep 4xe plug-in hybrid models after it was announced there is a potential fire risk. Affected models range from a factory build date between September 18, 2020, and March 22, 2023. The battery cells that pose the fire risk were built between January 21, 2021, and October 2, 2021. Luckily, no other Jeep models are affected, only the plug-in hybrid version, but it is one of the brand’s most popular cars.

High Voltage Battery Fault Details

Jeep owners are told to park their PHEV Wrangler 4xe outside until their vehicle is repaired accordingly. Stellantis has also announced that owners should avoid charging the high voltage battery on their vehicle in case of fire. So far, two incidents of fires have caused Wrangler 4xe models to burn down as a result of this battery fault.

Jeep’s Recommended Fix

Despite not fully understanding the issue, Jeep has released a dealer instruction pack that outlines tasks that dealers need to do to minimize fire risk. It includes flashing the software responsible for the high-voltage battery pack. A new software pack will be loaded onto the system to scan for battery faults, and any identified faults will be flagged by the software, initiating a replacement battery install. 

Owners will receive a free replacement high-voltage battery if this is the case. Owners have also been told that any out-of-pocket expenses when replacing the high-voltage battery may be eligible for reimbursement by the manufacturer.

How Owner’s Will be Notified

All affected Wrangler 4xe PHEV owners will receive a letter in the mail from January 11th, 2024, outlining the recall information and what to do next. If you think you are affected by this recall, you can check your VIN here on the Jeep Recall Site.

The latest recall from Jeep is from a long line of recalls by Stellantis to address various issues including a recall last year where incorrect fasteners on the high-voltage battery caused vehicles to lose power when driving.

How Consumers Can Take Back Control

This latest announcement from Jeep is a serious safety risk. Whilst recalls and repairs have been announced for the affected vehicles, many owners continue to be unhappy with the solutions provided by automakers. These problems have the potential to escalate into further legal action, just like this – underlining the importance of protecting consumer rights.

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About the Author
Sepehr Daghighian is a partner with CCA that is well-versed in all aspects of lemon-law litigation. A 2005 graduate of Loyola Law School, Mr. Daghighian has been practicing litigation throughout the state of California for over 13-years. In this time, Mr. Daghighian has advocated on behalf of California consumers in hundreds of lemon law cases throughout our great state. Mr. Daghighian has also successfully tried numerous such cases to verdict in both Federal and State Court.