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Jeep Grand Cherokee recall – fire risk

Jeep Grand Cherokee Pentatar 3.6 recall
Jeep Grand Cherokee Pentatar 3.6 recall

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.

 

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  • there is a lot of mis-information in this publication and its directed at all makes, and a lot of whats made out to be news is not current news, really glad I don’t buy the magazine

  • Another disppointing article to fill the pages. Really, 62 Penstar 3.6 Ltr engines (petrol). How many of these were sold in Australia compared to the 3.0 Ltr Diesel engines? It is also a bit behind the times, this recall appeared in another publication in December!

  • This is a petrol engine ! And the recal is for 62 units not ideal however why would this recall make news in this publication ?
    I don’t see every recall for other brands appearing as news worthy articles.
    Do i sense Jeep Grank Cherokee discrimination!!

  • This is a MAJOR defect that could end up with the most tragic circumstances

    The same instances that killed the Australian Sailors with high pressure misting of Diesel fuel.

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