© Stocksak Stellantis (STLA) Jeep Recalls Wrangler 4xe For Incorrect Battery Fasteners
By Michael Elkins
Stellantis’ (NYSE:) Jeep brand is recalling over 13,700 2022-2023 model year Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid vehicles as they may have been built with incorrect fasteners securing the 200-amp fuse in the high voltage (“HV”) battery pack assembly.
Incorrect fasteners can lead to high resistance in the 200-amp fuse connector, which will produce heat. Excessive heat at the fuse interface could cause the fuse to fail, which can result in a loss or motive power, which can cause a vehicle to crash without warning.
The suspect period began January 13th, 2022 when incorrect fasteners that secured the 200-amp fuse were introduced to vehicle production. It ended on May 18th 2022 when they were removed.
According to records, the recall affected 13,722 units.
Dealers will inspect the HV battery fuse and replace it if necessary. Dealers will inspect the battery assembly for damage, and replace it if necessary. Repairs will not be charged.
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