Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling some units of the 2017 Jeep Wrangler over an issue with the fuel tank that can increase the risk of a fire.
The defect: affected vehicles may have a fuel tank that has a cracked or broken control valve, possibly resulting in a fuel leak in a rollover event, debris in the fuel tank and/or the potential of over fueling the vehicle.
The hazards: a fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.
Affected vehicles: 2017 Jeep Wrangler manufactured November 1, 2016 to November 3, 2016.
Number of vehicles affected: 359 (United States figure).
The fix: Jeep parent company, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), will notify owners, and Jeep dealers will inspect the fuel tank and replace fuel tank and sending unit, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 2, 2017.
Owners should: customers looking to find out if their vehicle is included in this Jeep Wrangler recall should visit recalls.mopar.com and enter their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to see any open recalls as well as customer satisfaction programs.
Owners can also contact Fiat Chrysler customer service with questions by using the following information.
- FCA Customer Care: 1-800-853-1403
- FCA Recall Number: S90
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153)
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
- NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov
- NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V849000