Is there a recall with Jeep Wrangles for overheating and catching on fire? I heard something but I am not sure.


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Question:

I heard that some Jeep Wranglers are catching fire for no apparent reason.  If I have a Jeep Wrangler, is there anything I should do?

 

 

Answer:

In early August 2009, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened a preliminary investigation into allegations of overheating in 2007-2008 Jeep Wranglers with automatic transmissions.  The United States government has received at least three complaints.  One indicated that the Jeep Wrangler had caught fire, and another stated that transmission fluid leaked, creating smoke.  The problem may be in the automatic transmission, which could be overheating.  Although Chrysler has received some complaints about Jeep Wranglers in China, it stated that it has not heard of any United States cases.  No recall has been issued at this time.

The safest thing to do at this point if you have a Jeep Wrangler made in or near the target model years would be to take it to a mechanic, who can inspect the vehicle for any leaks or overheating.  If you have experienced smoke, overheating, or a fire, you should report your situation to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (see the link below).  You should also speak to an attorney, who can explain the best course of action for you to ensure that you are driving a safe vehicle, and whether you are entitled to any reimbursement.

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