Hybrid Jeep Wrangler 4xe Recalled For Potential Fire Hazards, Owners Warned Not To Charge Battery
Although the Jeep Wrangler 4xe was one of the most sought-after off-roading SUVs in the last few years, the brand has had to issue a recall for over 45,000 vehicles over a potential fire hazard. According to Jeep, the recall affects certain 2021-2024 models, and approximately one percent of the total number of Jeep Wrangler 4xe’s have the defect.
Why Is The Jeep Wrangler 4xe Being Recalled?
Following an internal investigation of eight separate Jeep Wrangler 4xe fires, the company learned that all of the vehicles were parked and turned off, with six of them connected to battery chargers.
According to Jeep, owners can still drive their vehicles. But it also advises them not to park them near other vehicles and structures, as well as not plug them into chargers before bringing them in for service.
As part of the recall, Jeep will perform a software flash on affected vehicles. In the event that a specific error code is displayed, Jeep with have the battery pack replaced. The recall is directed towards 32,125 Jeep Wrangler 4xe’s in the US, 3,856 in Canada, and 9,249 outside of North America.
The Jeep Wrangler 4xe was first introduced for the 2021, and it received a refresh in 2024 with additional features and tech that improved its off-roading performance and driving experience. Currently, the hybrid Jeep is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, with two electric motors, and a 17.3-kilowatt-hour battery pack. It produces 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque and its battery has a range of 22 miles of soley electric power.