FCA US LLC is announcing yet another voluntary recall, this time for the Jeep Cherokee vehicles, because of the air conditioning lines.
According to the North American based automaker, certain Jeep Cherokee units may have the air conditioning lines installed close to the engines’ exhaust manifolds and this may turn into a fire risk in certain conditions. FCA US has launched an investigation after the NHTSA has received two customer complaints of smoke and fire but the company is currently unaware of any accidents or injuries related to this condition.
“FCA US launched an investigation after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration received two customer complaints involving smoke and fire. The Company discovered air-conditioning lines on some vehicles may have been installed in close proximity to their engines’ exhaust manifolds; under certain operating conditions, this may pose a fire risk”, says the automaker in its press release.
The affected models are the 2015 Jeep Cherokees in 75,364 units in the United States, 7,571 units in Canada, 4,018 units in Mexico and 6,942 units outside the NAFTA region. Owners of these vehicles will be contacted by FCA US and the company’s dealers will be making the necessary repairs / replacements free of charge. For any extra details on the topic, customers can contact the FCA US Customer Information Center at 1-800-853-1403.