Jeep Australia is recalling 544 examples of the current generation Wrangler made in 2018 and 2019 because a battery cable could spark a fire or cause the engine to stall.
A recall notice issued by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) today said the transmission harness “may have insufficient clearance” to the catalytic converter.
If the battery cable contacts the catalytic converter, the ACCC warned, this could result in “potentially causing a vehicle fire” or “disabling safety systems leading to an engine stall” which “could result in a crash without warning”.
The distributor of Jeep vehicles in Australia says it is in the process of contacting all owners of potentially affected vehicles “to inspect the transmission wiring harness for any damage and replace if necessary”.
Jeep Australia said affected vehicles will be repaired if required, and at no charge.
After this story was published, a representative for Jeep in Australia said there had been no reports of “thermal incidents”, engine stalls, or injuries as a result of the potential flaw in Wrangler vehicles in Australia or overseas.
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