Automotive

2015 Jeep Cherokee: Spreading Unreliability Like Wildfire

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FCA is doing what FCA does best: recalling more vehicles. Last year the company issued a recall of nearly 900,000 examples of the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango over potential fire problems, and has to do so again this time for the same thing as the possible fires haven’t seemed to die down.

Most of the recalls are within the U.S., though there is still a high number internationally. That initiative is for vehicles of the 2011 to 2012 makes, but recent models of the Jeep Cherokee have also been faced with fire hazard problems.

Over 30,000 units have had to be recalled due to wiring issues, particularly with the power liftgate, that could short circuit when water seeps in.

It doesn’t end there. Over 60,000 units of the 2015 Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot have to be called in as an improperly positioned clamp on the power steering fluid line could lead to leakage of the fluid which is a fire risk.

Thankfully none of these identified issues, however widespread they look to be, have resulted in any death or injury reports.