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FCA recalls Jeep Cherokee to reduce fire risk

by Justin King
FCA recalls Jeep Cherokee to reduce fire risk

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.