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FCA recalls Jeep Cherokee to reduce fire risk

by Justin King

The fuel tube is prone to leaking and igniting an engine compartment fire.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has implemented a recall for the Jeep Cherokee to address a problem that has caused fires.

The 2018-model-year Cherokee with a 2.4-liter engine uses a skived fuel tube, which may result in a fuel leak and fire in the engine compartment.

Vehicles not equipped with the 2.4-liter mill are not affected, as they use a different fuel tube produced by another supplier.

"An engine compartment fire could result in thermal or smoke inhalation injuries to occupants and/or bystanders," recall documents note.

The chronology says FCA was aware of several Jeep Cherokee fires and a "related quality issue" early this year. The company is unaware of any accidents or injuries, however.