FCA recalls Jeep Cherokee to reduce fire riskby Justin King
The fuel tube is prone to leaking and igniting an engine compartment fire.
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.