Jeep Grand Cherokee recall – fire risk

BySam PurcellDecember 8, 2016
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Jeep Grand Cherokee recall – fire risk

Jeep have issued another recall for the Grand Cherokee, this time because of a risk of a fire starting under the bonnet.

The recall affects 62 separate Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles. For the full list of vehicles affected by the Jeep Grand Cherokee recall, follow this link.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Pentatar 3.6 recall

Jeep Grand Cherokee Pentatar 3.6 recall

Jeeps and fire a bit of a standing joke amongst the 4WD community, but this one is unfortunately no laughing matter. The fuel rail crossover pipe could potentially be damaged, which could allow fuel to leak out in the engine bay.

This comes amidst the announcement of a new-look Grand Cherokee, including an off-road ‘Trailhawk’ version.

According to the recall notice, 62 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokees with the 3.6 litre ‘Pentastar’ engine are affected. It might be fine, but the risks involved with damaged fuel lines are simply not worth it. When you think about it, pretty much every modern fuel system these days. These all run high pressures, so even a hairline crack could mean hot, high-pressure fuel spraying all over even hotter engine components.