Chevrolet Cruze and Jeep Wrangler investigated for engine fires image

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recently announced that the Jeep Wrangler and Chevrolet Cruze models are being investigated for potential engine fires.

According to the feds, two fires have been reported in the Chevrolet Cruze and eight in the Jeep Wrangler, and all ten began in the engine compartment. The investigation bulletin for the Jeep Wrangler says that seven out of the eight fires have occurred while the models were being driven and if this leads to a recall, a total of 100,000 Jeep Wrangler vehicles, from the 2010 model year, will have to be taken back to the dealers in order to get the problem fixed.

The NHTSA is saying that two customer complaints have been received from the Chevrolet Cruze owners about engine fires and even if the investigation bulletin doesn’t say if the fires started when the models were being driven or stationary, it seems that both of them have been received in the past month. If the investigation leads to a recall, a total of 177,330 Chevrolet Cruze vehicles, from the 2011 model year, will be affected. The NHTSA probe has also been expanded to the 2012 model year Chevy Cruzes and this leads to 370,000 vehicles.