The FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) Group has issued a voluntary recall of the Jeep Cherokee to address an issue that has already led, in a few cases, to an engine bloc fire.
The 2018 version of the Cherokee fitted with the 2.4L engine features a skived fuel tube. This tube can fissure and possibly allow fuel to leak, creating a risk of fire in the engine compartment.
Jeep Cherokees not equipped with the 2.4L mill are not at risk, as they are fitted with a different type of fuel tube from another supplier.
FCA’s recall statement mentions that “An engine compartment fire could result in thermal or smoke inhalation injuries to occupants and/or bystanders.”
FCA is aware of a few instances where fire did break out in Jeep Cherokee, as well as what it calls a “related quality issue”. It is not aware of any accidents or injuries having resulted from the reported incidents.