The North American based automotive giant, Chrysler Group LLC, has recently announced a recall for the 2012 Jeep Wrangler, because of a fire risk.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 87,000 units of the 2012 model year Jeep Wrangler model will be affected by this recall and owners of the model in question will have to take their vehicle back to the dealers. The NHTSA is saying that dbris can get caugt between the catalytic converter and a plate which is protecting the transmission, which might lead to a fire, because the catalytic converter is actually part of the exhaust system and it’s using heat to control pollution.
Chrysler Group LLC has received at least 14 complaints of fires caused by this problem in the 2012 Jeep Wrangler models, but the car manufacturer isn’t aware of any injuries because of the issue. Chrysler is recommending 2010 Jeep Wrangler owners not to drive their vehicles through tall brush, because debris can get trapped and the models might catch fire. Owners of the 2010 Jeep Wrangler model will be contacted by mail and the recall is expected to begin as soon as possible, which is probably this month (May). Owners can contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403.