2018 Jeep Cherokee’s (KL) with 2.4L petrol engines have been recalled by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). Here’s what you need to know.
According to the ACCC website, "The vehicles may have been built with an incorrectly manufactured fuel tube, which may result in a fuel leak and potentially a subsequent engine compartment fire."
It goes on to say that such a fire could result in burns and smoke inhalation injuries to both occupants and bystanders.
Fuel leaks could also result in loss of power to the vehicle, causing it to suddenly shut down - which could potentially cause an accident.
The ACCC also states that FCA Australia will be contacting customers when replacement parts become available, which should be in June. Inspections and repairs will then be able to be booked with the nearest authorised Chrysler Jeep Dodge dealer.
The VIN list of affected vehicles can be found here.
If you require further information, contact FCA Australia on 1300 133 079 or via its contact form.